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

Baldwin Finds a Call

We just caught the tail end of a pot as we walked up to see a board of {7-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {4-Spades} in the middle of the table. Ismail Erkenov had the betting lead, and he fired out one final bet of 200,000. Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin proceeded to raise to 650,000 straight, and that sent Erkenov deep into the tank. When he finally did call, Baldwin tabled his cards and pulled his chips back into his stack immediately. He had {J-Hearts} {J-Clubs}, and jacks full are basically the nuts there.

That pot moves Baldwin up to 3.1 million, while Erkenov has slipped back to about 900,000.

Tags: Eric BaldwinIsmail Erkenov