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

Eaton Doubles Dramatically

Heads-Up play continues

Wow! Despite the fact that Ryan Welch had been building a lead, we weren't expecting an all-in quite so soon. But a series of pre-flop raises (and quick ones at that) led to an all-in from Jon Eaton and a call from Welch. Welch's {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} was behind Eaton's {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, but not by a whole lot. Anything could happen on the board, and did it ever. A flop of {8-Clubs}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts} gave Welch a pair of queens, but also made a double inside straight draw for Eaton. Eaton could improve to the best hand with any ace, nine or king. He picked up even more outs when the turn came {6-Hearts} to give him the nut flush draw. Would the river blank out?

No it would not. The river came {9-Diamonds} to fill Eaton's straight. He doubled up from 2,275,000 to about 4.55 million, making the stacks almost dead level again.

Tags: Jon EatonRyan Welch