Main Event

Lodden Doubles Up


From the cutoff seat, Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden raised to 450. Fellow Team Pro Lex Veldhuis reraised to 1,500 from the button and then action folded to Georges Yazbeck in the big blind. He called, then Lodden called.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs} and action checked to Veldhuis. He bet 3,000 and Yazbeck called. Lodden then check-raised to 8,500. With 17,150 behind, Veldhuis took some time and then folded. Yazbeck had other things in mind and reraised all in for 27,025. Lodden quickly called all in for less at 16,950 total.

Lodden tabled the {10-Spades}{6-Spades} for a combo draw and was up against the {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for Yazbeck.

The turn was the {9-Clubs} to give Lodden a straight and now he just needed to dodge a board pair on the river to stay alive.

The river completed the board with the {10-Clubs} and Lodden was safe. He doubled to over 40,000 while Veldhuis gave him a little friendly needle about how badly he plays.

Chip Counts
Johnny Lodden no 41,725 35,725
Lex Veldhuis nl 17,150 -30,850

Tags: Lex VeldhuisJohnny LoddenGeorges Yazbeck