Main Event

Good Flop, Better Turn


Pre-flop, the player in the UTG+1 position raised to 1,000 and was re-raised by a player in middle position to 2,500. Mike Spotti, who was in the big blind, made the call and so did the initial raiser.

Flop: {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{4-Hearts}

Mike bet out 1,500 and the middle position player re-raised to 2,500. The UTG+1 player folded and action went back to Mike, who responded by shoving his remaining 14,500 all-in. His opponent snap-called and the cards were shown:

Mike: {j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}

Mike would need help as his pair of jacks were behind the other player's aces. That help immediately came on the turn, which brought the {j-Hearts}. The river blanked out and Mike doubled up to more than 35,000 in chips

Tags: Mike Spotti