Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Akenhead Eliminated Just Before Money Bubble

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

James Akenhead was consistently at the top of the leaderboard for most of the day, so you can understand our surprise when we saw a big crowd gathering around his table, and noticed that Akenhead was all-in! Here's how the hand went down. Action folded all the way around to Andy Savitz in the small blind, who made it 22,500 to go. Akenhead peaked down at his cards in the big blind, and went all in. Savitz called, and we had one ourselves one of the biggest pots of the tournament.

Savitz: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Akenhead: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The flop brought Savitz a full house, coming {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Despite not hitting it directly, it did bring Akenhead another out, as the case seven would give him the nuts with his ace. The turn brought the {9-Spades}, and Akenhead was drawing thin. The river came the {4-Spades}, and a dejected Akenhead began counting his chips down. It was determined that Savitz had Akenhead covered, and Akenhead headed to the rail clearly and understandably frustrated. He left just two spots short of the money. Meanwhile, Savitz is on a tear, and is now one of the chip leaders with 450,000.

Tags: James AkenheadAndrew Savitz