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

Peng Finds An Out, Doubles

• Taso 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Vanessa Peng

When the level began, there were only two players at the table, but it filled in as the dealer was shuffling up for hte first hand. The last absentee was Vanessa Peng, and she hustled back to her chair just as the second card hit the button. It's a good thing she made it. She open-shoved for 760,000, and Mikhail Yakovlev re-shoved over the top for just slightly more. That got the two heads-up, and the news was initially not at all good for Peng.

Peng: {K-Spades} {J-Clubs}
Yakovlev: {A-Clubs} {K-Hearts}

The {7-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} flop opened up a bit of a window for Peng, flopping an open-ender to snag eights outs to the double-up. She'd blank off on the {7-Diamonds} turn, but the river {9-Clubs} was the life-saver. She's moved back to 1.63 million now, while Yakovlev is left with just a few lonely chips, less than 200,000. He's been running pretty miserably here in the last couple levels.

Tagit: Mikhail YakovlevVanessa Peng