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Alvin Velasco Doubles Up

Alvin Velasco

We are less than 20 minutes into Day 1 and Alvin Velasco is looking good after doubling his stack.

Pre-flop, Alvin raised to 500 and was re-raised to 1,000 by a player in middle position.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Alvin led out for 1,500 only to be re-raised to 3,500 by his opponent. Undaunted, he shoved his stack all-in and his opponent instantly called.

Alvin: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}

Alvin had hit a set on the flop against his opponent's pocket aces. The turn and river bricked out for both, giving Alvin a boost to about 40,000 while his opponent is down to his last few chips.

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