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

Dovzhenko Goes Out With the Best Hand


We're sure it will be no consolation to Alexander Dovzhenko that he got his money in way good. He re-raised pre-flop to 115,000 after David Assouline opened to 35,000 from middle position. Chris George moved all in behind Dovzhenko's raise, making it about 800,000 to go. Assouline got the message and folded; Dovzhenko called all in for less and opened the pre-flop nuts, {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}.

But hold'em isn't a two-card game -- it's a seven-card game. It turned out that George's {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} wound up best on a board of {10-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs} by making a jack-high straight. He chipped up to 1,650,000. Dovzhenko is out.

Tags: Alexander DovzhenkoChris George