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Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Baker Doubles Up Through Routos


At this point, I'm pretty sure that James Routos and Chiab Saechao don't have a chance to win this tournament. Routos came in for a raise to 55,000 on the button, and Patricia Baker came along in the big blind. The flop came down {8-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, and Baker thought for about 15 seconds before announcing a bet of 238,000, which was also all of her chips. Routos wasted little time in calling, and Baker knew that she had been caught.

Baker: {j-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Routos: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Both players caught a pair on the flop, but Routos was well out in front. The turn brought paint, but it was the {q-Diamonds}, and Baker would need a jack or a two to win the pot. The river brought paint again, but this time, it was the {j-Spades} that Baker was looking for. Baker doubled up yet again, and is sitting on over 600,000.

Player Chips Progress
Patricia Baker US
Patricia Baker
US 620,000 320,000
James Routos US
James Routos
US 310,000 -490,000

Tags: James RoutosChiab Saechao