Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Sad River for Michalowski


We have a new group moved over to the secondary feature table, including Scotty Nguyen, Bryan Pellegrino, and James Carroll. Nguyen has about 500,000 at the moment, Pellegrino has about 680,000, and Carroll remains among the leaders with almost 2 million.

None of those three was involved in the first dramatic hand at the table, however. The hand began with Jonathan Duhamel opening with a raise to 26,000 from the hijack seat, Jamie Brown reraising to 56,000 from the cutoff, then Rafal Michalowski reraising all in for about 160,000 from the button. The blinds got out, as did Duhamel, and Brown quickly called.

Brown {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}
Michalowski {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}

"Chop it up, baby, so nobody get hurt now" said Nguyen with a grin. The flop then came {2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, and it looked as though a chop was likely. But the turn brought the {6-Diamonds} and a collective "uh oh" from the crowd.

"I hate the slowroll," said Michalowski with a grimace. Then came the river -- the {2-Diamonds} -- and indeed, Michalowski's Main Event had come to a painful end.

Brown now has about 890,000 as we approach the next break.

Tags: Jamie BrownRafal MichalowskiScotty Nguyen