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

Parras Looking For the Double

Richard Morgan raised under the gun, and Habib Khanis rereaised a few seats over. Khanis committed his last 650,000 to the pot, but it was going to get bigger still. In the cutoff seat, Eduardo Parras stuck in another raise, all in for 1.5 million total. Morgan came right along with the call, putting his own 1.3-million-chip stack on the line. Parras had both opponents covered as the hands were turned up:

Morgan: {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds}
Khanis: {Q-Hearts} {J-Hearts}
Parras: {A-Hearts} {A-Spades}

The {9-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} flop was full of blanks, but the third-best hand picked up a bunch of outs with the {8-Hearts} turn. Khanis was drawing to hearts and tens for his survival, and he told the dealer that if he gave him the ten of diamonds he would win the Main Event.

Khanis will not be winning the Main Event. The river came the {7-Spades}, and Parras' aces hold to notch the double elimination. Khanis will take the lower spot because of his shorter stack, but both he and Morgan have been eliminated with the same salary.

Tags: Eduardo ParrasHabib KhanisRichard Morgan