Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
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Brunson Hits Runner-Runner to Stay Alive

Chad_Holloway • Level 10
Doyle Brunson on Day 1.

No-Limit Hold'em

We caught the action on a {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop with around 25,000 in the pot. Cole South had checked from the small blind and Doyle Brunson did the same from the big. Paul Volpe then bet 10,000 from middle position, South called and Brunson check-raised but to 70,500, leaving himself about 40,000 behind. Volpe quickly folded and then South moved all in. Brunson snap-called and discovered the bad news.

South: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Brunson: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

South had flopped a set and was well out in front. Brunson was looking for a jack, but the {10-Spades} turn wasn't it. With that said, the ten-time bracelet winner could now catch a ten to counterfeit South. The dealer burned and put out the {10-Diamonds}. Brunson let a sly smile cross his face as the table reacted sharply.

"Look at the vultures hanging around," Jennifer Harman told Brunson in regards to the various players, most of who have side bets with the veteran, who were surrounding the table.

Player Chips Progress
Doyle Brunson us
Doyle Brunson
us 250,000 155,000
Cole South us
Cole South
us 140,000 -110,000

Tags: Doyle BrunsonCole SouthPaul Volpe