Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Amato's Two Pairs Hold

Jan_Kores • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

With action caught on the {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop, John Amato was in the big blind, check-raising to 95,000 after Patrick Truong bet 23,000 in the cutoff. Truong called.

The {8-Diamonds} landed on the turn and Amato shoved his remaining 255,000. It didn't take long before Truong made the call but he learned that his {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} was trailing Amato's {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}.

Amato had to dodge any ten, nine or an eight and he did so when the {J-Hearts} hit the river.

Player Chips Progress
Patrick Truong us
Patrick Truong
us 900,000 -325,000
John Amato us
John Amato
us 790,000 410,000

Tags: John AmatoPatrick Truong