Main Event

Queens vs Jacks on Two Tables Simultaneously

At exactly the same time on two tables there were two pre flop showdowns with pocket queens battling pocket jacks.

Matt Salsberg opened to 40,000 with pocket jacks from under the gun and called when Michael Benvenuti three-bet all in for 380,000 from the big blind. The latter had the queens and held through a nine high board.

We raced over to the other table where Isaac Haxton was all in from the small blind with pocket jacks. A cold deck gave the shorter stacked Giuseppe Cefalu pocket queens in the big blind and the board ran {2-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Haxton is the tournament short stack now.

Player Chips Progress
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
ca 876,000 -424,000
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
us 790,000 354,000
Giuseppe Cefalu
Giuseppe Cefalu
724,000 339,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
partypoker Ambassador
us 150,000 -590,000

Tags: Isaac HaxtonMatt SalsbergMichael BenvenutiGiuseppe Cefalu