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

Dolan Doubles Dramatically


There haven't been all-in bets or raises called at the secondary feature table until just now. Scott Clements opened for 305,000 pre-flop, then decided to go for the kill when John Dolan moved in for about 1.5 million total. Clements showed suited connectors, {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, undoubtedly an uncomfortable hand for Dolan's {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. But it was Dolan who flopped huge, {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{a-Hearts}.

"How about a {j-Clubs} on the turn?" asked a Dutch colleague next to me. Well, we didn't get that EXACT turn card, but the turn did come {j-Spades} to improve Clements to a straight. Dolan needed a heart on the river -- and found the {4-Hearts}. He's up to about 3.3 million now, while Clements betrayed no emotion as he slipped to 6.0 million.

Tags: John DolanScott Clements