Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Shields Doubles Again

LaneAnderson • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Edison Shields

Edison Shields found another double-up, but he had fallen short again previously, so he's back up to where he was after his last double. This time Shields got it all in preflop against Gregg Merkow.

Merkow: {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Shields: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

"I'm in better shape than I thought!" Shields said excitedly.

"Look out. I'm running good," replied Merkow.

The flop was dangerous for Shields, coming {2-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Spades} to give Merkow a flush draw. The turn and river did not complete the flush though — coming {7-Diamonds}, then {8-Clubs} — and Shields was safe.

Shields commented on the unfortunate flop. "What are you complaining about? You faded it," said Merkow.

Player Chips Progress
Gregg Merkow us
Gregg Merkow
us 406,000 -111,000
Edison Shields US
Edison Shields
US 290,000 -22,000

Tags: Edison ShieldsGregg Merkow