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

Skender Survives With a Chop

Shamus

Shortly after that hand with John Dolan in which Michael Skender lost a large chunk of his stack, he was involved in another big hand versus Gianni Direnzo.

The table had folded around to Direnzo who open-shoved from the small blind. Skender was covered, and made the call, showing {9-Hearts}{7-Spades} to Direnzo's {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, allowing Skender to survive with a chop.

"I'm not going home!" grinned Skender afterwards. He remains short with about 800,000.

Tags: Gianni DirenzoMichael Skender