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Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

James Salmon Eliminated in 17th Place ($44,833)

ajlamers • Level 33: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
James Salmon

Daniel Sprung just left a sour taste in Tommy Nguyen's mouth after cracking his aces with {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. It was a blind-versus-blind situation and the board ran out {q-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs} to give Sprung a straight and leave Nguyen with just his overpair.

In the next hand, the action folded to Nguyen in the small blind who limped in. James Salmon was in the big blind and shipped all in for around 1,650,000. Nguyen instantly called and the cards were on their backs.

Tommy Nguyen: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
James Salmon: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Nguyen was in a dominating position again and was hoping for a better result this time around. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{8-Hearts} giving both players a pair of kings, with Nguyen holding the better kicker. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and the river the {4-Hearts}. Nguyen's two pair with an ace-kicker held on to eliminate Salmon in 17th place.

Player Chips Progress
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
ca 3,450,000 -50,000
Daniel Sprung us
Daniel Sprung
us 2,300,000 1,700,000
James Salmon us
James Salmon
us Busted

Tags: Daniel SprungJames SalmonTommy Nguyen