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

Tension and Release

Brandon Steven limped (whaaaat??) into the pot under the gun, and both blinds came along with him to a cheap flop -- Matthew Jarvis in the small and Jason Senti from the big.

The three players took a flop of {7-Spades} {6-Clubs} {9-Hearts}, and Jarvis checked. Senti took the betting lead with a wager of 685,000, enough to quickly fold Steven out of the way. Jarvis called, however, and they went heads-up to the {5-Spades} turn.

Jarvis took the lead now, firing out a bet of 850,000. Senti tanked and called, and Jarvis bet 1.175 million on the {3-Clubs} river. After a couple minutes, Senti raised to 3.165 million, and Jarvis called immediately.

It wasn't as exciting as it sounds. Jarvis tabled {7-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} for the straight, and Senti's {A-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} was the same hand. They chop it up, and it's on to the next shuffle.

Tags: Jason SentiBrandon StevenMatthew Jarvis