Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

The Turn Saves Esterling

[user153638] • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Mike Sowers opened for 25,000 under the gun and received a call from Christopher Shaw in the hijack. Jeffery Esterling then three-bet all in for 146,000 from the cutoff, the button and blinds all folded, and Sowers moved all in over the top for 325,000, which drove Shaw from the hand.

Sowers: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Esterling: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Esterling got it in good, but the {7-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} flop was disaster as Sowers paired his queen. "Ten," Esterling requested for a sweat. The dealer delivered something ever better when he burned and turned the {J-Clubs}. Esterling spiked a set and locked up the double. The meaningless {5-Clubs} was put out on the river to make it official, and Sowers sent a good portion of his stack across the table.

Player Chips Progress
Jeffery Esterling US
Jeffery Esterling
US 325,000 149,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 170,000 -155,000

Tags: Mike SowersChristopher ShawJeffery Esterling