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Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

River Jack Saves Two


We just watched what is probably the hand of the day thus far, one that appeared as though it would result in two eliminations with one card to come, but ultimately from which everyone survived.

It began with Jonathan Hilton raising to 150,000 from middle position, leaving himself but about 80,000 behind. It folded to Martin Vallo on the button who reraised all in for about 670,000, then it folded to Daniel Eichhorn in the big blind. Eichhorn studied everyone's stacks, then announced he was all in, and Hilton called.

Eichhorn: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Hilton: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Vallo: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

"Just gimme a jack and a triple up," said Hilton. He got a jack all right — in fact, a couple — as the flop came {J-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} to put him in front. But the {10-Diamonds} fell on the turn, giving Eichhorn a Broadway straight. "Nice hand," said Hilton, having already accepted his fate.

Then came the river… the {J-Clubs}! A third jack, giving Hilton quads and Vallo a full house, meaning both survived.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Eichhorn us
Daniel Eichhorn
us 1,150,000 -640,000
Martin Vallo dk
Martin Vallo
dk 860,000 41,000
Jonathan Hilton us
Jonathan Hilton
us 715,000 459,000

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