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

Hand #65: Jason Senti Doubles through Joseph Cheong

Jason Senti

Filippo Candio has the button in Seat 8.

Action folds all the way to Jason Senti in the small blind. He quietly moves all in and big blind Joseph Cheong calls (also quietly). Just like that, the crowd is roused from its slumber to see what's going on.

Senti: {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Cheong: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Senti is at risk of elimination. He's the only one standing for a flop that connects with neither player, {j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Senti looks resigned, though he manages to crack a smile just before the turn comes {a-Diamonds}. That card gives Cheong a pair of aces but also gives Senti the nut flush draw. Nice sweat!

Since live poker is rigged, you know that the river card came the {10-Diamonds} to give Senti the nut flush. We couldn't hear him over the pandemoium in the theater, but we could certainly see him throw his head back slightly in disbelief and we could lip-read the "Wow!" that came out of his mouth.

Senti's stack, once it was counted down, was 10.1 million. He doubles up to a bit more than 20 million and brings Cheong back to the pack at the same time.

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