2014 World Series of Poker

Event #55: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 3

Nicholas Nowak Eliminated in 15th Place ($26,070); James Dorrance Eliminated in 14th Place ($26,070)

Level 23 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
James Dorrance
James Dorrance

Wow, what a hand! A double elimination and a near four million-chip pot! Here's how it went down.

James Dorrance raised to 40,000 from middle position and David Jackson called from the next seat along. The action folded to Nicholas Nowak in the big blind and he raised all in for what turned out to be 315,000. Dorrance flat-called the raise and Jackson put in the extra chips to see a flop.

The dealer spread the {5-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop and Dorrance moved all in only to see Jackson snap-call then leap from his seat.

Jackson had every reason to be happy as he had flopped a boat with his {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Meanwhile Dorrance was devastated because his {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} was now an expensive second-best hand, and Nowak's {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} meant he was drawing to running queens.

The turn brought the {6-Diamonds} into play and the river the {9-Hearts}. Once the stacks were counted, Jackson had Dorrance covered by less than 50,000 chips and was sent to the rail in 14th place. Meanwhile, Jackson now has over a third of the chips in play!

Player Chips Progress
David Jackson us
David Jackson
3,773,000 1,713,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Nicholas Nowak
Nicholas Nowak
James Dorrance us
James Dorrance

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