Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Yakovenko Crippled on First Hand Back

John Monnette{x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{a-Hearts} {x-}
Nikolai Yakovenko{x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades} / {x-}

We caught up with the action on fifth street, where Monnette check-called a bet. Both players checked on sixth, and Monnette led out on seventh. Yakvenko tanked for half a minute or so, but finally called. Monnette opened up {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{q-Spades}.

"Wow," Yakovenko said, then tried to muck.

Monnette requested to see his hand, which made Yakovenko angry.

"Just this time," Yakovenko told him. "Take my chips."

Monnette obliged, allowing Yakovenko to muck.

The next two hands, Yakovenko was all in, and chopped.

John Monnette us 955,000 135,000
Nikolai Yakovenko ru 67,000 -128,000

Tagit: John MonnetteNikolai Yakovenko