Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Pierce Doubles Early

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Paul Pierce

Gary Lent opened for 3,600 under the gun, and Paul Pierce called from the next spot. Action folded to the cutoff, who came along, and the flop came {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Clubs}. Lent bet 8,500, and Pierce tossed out a min-raise. The cutoff folded, and Lent made the call. On the {5-Clubs} turn, Lent checked and Pierce immediately slid his whole stack in. The wager was 16,300.

"Can you spread the pot please?" Lent asked. "I hope I have outs."

Lent decided to call, and he turned over {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a pair and a flush draw, but Pierce had his pair dominated with {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. Pierce faded the clubs and tens as a {5-Diamonds} arrived on the river, and has earned an early double-up here on Day 3.

Player Chips Progress
Gary Lent US
Gary Lent
US 153,300 153,300
Paul Pierce us
Paul Pierce
us 81,600 33,000

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