Saturday, April 14, 2012

Event 14: 5th Place - Nguyen

$1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Manh Nguyen (Munhall, PA) 

Blinds: 5k/10, 1k ante 

On a flop of K♣65♣, Jay Nair (sb) checked.  Manh Nguyen (cutoff) bet 60k.  Jay called.  Turn was the T♠.  Jay checked again.  Manh asked what he had behind (400k) then bet 300k.  Jay announced all-in and Manh called.

Jay had K♠6♣ and had flopped two pair.  Manh had 8♣7♣ and had flopped an open-ender with flush draw.

River was the Q and Jay doubled up.  Manh was left with only 55k.

Manh was utg on the next hand and all-in for 54k after anteing.  Jay called from the button.

Manh had J♠6♠.  Jay had A7.

The flop came 99♠8♠ giving Manh a flush draw.  Turn was the A♠ completing the flush, but giving Jay Aces-up.  River was the 9♣, giving Jay 9s-full-of-Aces for the boat, sinking Manh's flush.

Manh Nguyen finished in 5th place, earning $8,730.

Jay is up to ~1.2 million, good for the chip lead.

Blinds Up: 6k/12k, 2k ante

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