Main Event

Benton Gets Some Aussie Luck

On a {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop, Aaron Benton's opponent fired 10,000, and Benton moved all in for another 13,975. "I'm all in! I'm all in!" he shouted, waving over a few of his friends playing at other tables. Once the cameras arrived, his opponent made the call, tabling {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. Benton was quite pleased to see that, as he turned up {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}. The turn was a safe {8-Diamonds}. "Three! Three! Three!" chanted Benton's fellow Aussie, Team PokerStars Pro Eric Assadourian (who played yesterday and will be back tomorrow for Day 2). And on cue, the dealer laid the {3-Clubs} on the river. "Told you, Eric, you're my good luck charm," Benton said, clapping his friend on the back. Benton is up to 51,000 and having plenty of fun at his active table.

Tags: Aaron BentonEric Assadourian