Main Event

Raskin Survives


Left with just 44,000 cips in his stack Micah Raskin shoved from under the gun and Angelo Recchia called in the cutoff seat. However, this wasn't over just yet as Michael Benvenuti shoved his own stack of around 480,000 from the small blind. Recchia thought about it for a while and eventually folded his hand.

It was now time for Raskin and Benvenuti to show their cards.

Raskin: {J-Hearts} {2-Hearts}
Benvenuti: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}

Raskin was in a bad shape, but it got much better on the {5-Hearts} {J-Spades} {8-Clubs} flop as Raskin paired his jack. He the hit trips on the {J-Diamonds} turn, while the {4-Spades} on the river made no difference and Raskin's tournament life was saved for the time being.

Chip Counts
Michael Benvenuti us 436,000 56,000
Micah Raskin us 122,000 72,000

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