Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Another Monster Pot Goes to Monnette

ajlamers • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
John Monnette

John Monnette raised it up on the button and Nate Silver three-bet from the small blind. Eric Kurtzman four-bet from the big blind and both Monnette and Silver called.

The flop fell {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Silver checked to Kurtzman who tossed in a bet. Monnette raised and both Silver and Kurtzman called. The turn was the {8-Clubs} and the action checked to Monnette who tossed in another bet. Silver called and Kurtzman got out of the way.

The {j-Diamonds} paired the board on the river and both players knuckled the table. Silver showed {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for trip jacks but Monnette held {9-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a flopped straight.

Player Chips Progress
Nate Silver us
Nate Silver
us 2,500,000 -400,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 2,000,000 700,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 1,100,000 -200,000

Tags: Eric KurtzmanJohn MonnetteNate Silver