2011 World Series of Poker

Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Days: 3

Jonathan Lane Eliminated in 6th Place ($77,873)

Jonathan Lane - Eliminated in 6th Place ($77,873)
Jonathan Lane - Eliminated in 6th Place ($77,873)

Andrew Teng raised to 60,000 from the hijack and Kenneth Griffin called from the cutoff. Jean Luc Marais then folded but accidentally exposed his {A-Spades}{2-Spades} in the process.

Next to act, Jonathan Lane pushed his entire stack of 515,000 into the middle and the action was back on Teng. The young tournament veteran from England began to agonize over the decision, asking the dealer to be sure that an ace had been exposed and was now in the muck. He held up his {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and stared forlornly at what he considered a missed opportunity, before tossing the cards away.

With the action back on him, Griffin announced that he was making the call, putting Lane at risk of elimination.


Lane: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Griffin: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The all-in Lane held a big ace, but with one of his outs already in the muck, he was in a slightly more disadvantageous position than the average coin flip. The dealer spread a flop of {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and now things had gotten interesting. Griffin was still in the lead with his pair of eights, but Lane now held two overcards and an open-ended straight draw. Two of Lane's straightening cards were held by Griffin, however, so his outs were still a bit limited.

The dealer turned the {4-Spades} and Lane was down to his last chance. He needed to spike an ace, king, queen or an eight to retake his seat at the final table. With Griffin's supporters screaming for the board to pair, the dealer revealed the river card.

River: {2-Clubs}

The ultimate brick arrived on the river and after fading what seemed like half of the deck, Griffin scored the knockout.

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Tags: Andrew TengJean Luc MaraisJonathan LaneKenneth Griffin