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

Hand #139: Racener Doubles through Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi and John Racener

Filippo Candio has the button in Seat 8.

Michael Mizrachi raises to 2.5 million as the first player to act. John Racener re-raises all in for 9,825,000 more as the next player to act. Action quickly folds back to Mizrachi.

The theater gets to a preternatural level of quiet (if you ignore the elementary-school shushing that once again hisses around the house). Grinder leans back in his seat slightly and steals a glance at Racener, who has got to be smacking on the same piece of gum that he was to start the day. After two full minutes Mizrachi calls!

Mizrachi: {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Racener: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

For the first time in a few hours we have an all-in situation where one player is at a significant disadantage. The flop connects with neither player, {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}, though it does give Mizrachi some chop outs. A {k-Clubs} on the turn ends any hope for a chop; it pairs Racener's king and gives him an unbeatable hand. He doubles up after the river falls {j-Hearts}.

Racener's been laboring all day. Is this the boost he needs to get back in the game?

Tags: John RacenerMike Matusow