Event #51: $3,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Welch Grabs the Lead

Ryan Welch

Our two men took a flop of {8-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} in what would develop into the biggest pot of the head-up duel thus far. Jon Eaton checked, and Ryan Welch bet 150,000. Eaton called, and he checked again when the {5-Clubs} hit fourth street. Welch fired another 275,000 chips, and Eaton made a quick call once again.

That brought them to the {6-Hearts} river, and Eaton faced one last bet from Welch, a big one this time, 725,000. He slowly cut out the calling chips, eying up Welch as he stacked out the correct amount. After a moment of self-convincing, he slid them into the pot.

"Full house," Welch said, and Eaton sunk in his chair. He watched his opponent table {Q-Clubs} {6-Clubs} for sixes full, good enough to win him the pot and the chip lead.

Welch - 5.48 million
Eaton - 3.21 million

Tags: Jon EatonRyan Welch