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

Brandon Steven Doubles Up


Three-way action pre-flop created our first all-in-and-call situation. Jonathan Duhamel opened pre-flop for 750,000 and was called by both blinds -- Brandon Steven in the small blind and Michael Mizrachi in the big blind.

On a flop of {8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, Steven acted first and opted to shove all in for 1,855,000. Mizrachi was the only player to call that bet and to try to take Steven out. Once Duhamel's cards were safely in the muck, Mizrachi and Steven opened:

Mizrachi: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Steven: {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

It was one pair for each player. Steven had the better end, with a pair of jacks against Mizrachi's pair of eights. The turn and river came {6-Clubs} and {k-Hearts} to secure a double-up for the short-stacked Steven. He's up to about 6.0 million now. Mizrachi doesn't have many more. We think he has about 6.9 million now.

Tags: Brandon StevenMichael Mizrachi