Main Event

Benton's Naked Ace

Benton raking in those pot

A player in middle position opened to 1,200, and he found two callers including Aaron Benton.

The flop came out {J-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} {4-Hearts}, and the preflop raiser continued out with a bet of 4,000. This time Benton was the only caller, and the two men went heads-up to the {J-Spades} on the turn. The aggressor passed this time, and Benton took his cue to bet 7,000. His opponent then moved all in for about 16,000 total on a check-raise, and Benton made a reluctant but automatic call. And it was a good one.

Benton: {A-Spades} {5-Spades}
Opponent: {2-Spades} {3-Spades}

Benton seemed almost apologetic for what was about to happen. "Aw, come on mate. Just fold. I have to call, there's forty thousand in there."

The river was a blank {10-Spades}, and that knockout earns Benton the pot and a chip boost up over 70,000.

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