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

Yakovenko Calls with One Pair, Is Right

• Taso 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
John Monnette{x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / {x-}
Nikolai Yakovenko{x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} / {x-}

Yakovenko brought it in, Monnette completed, and Yakovenko called. On fourth street, Yakovenko check-called a bet, and the two checked on fifth and sixth.

Yakovenko led out on seventh, Monnette raised, and Yakovenko went into the tank. Finally he called, and Monnette tabled {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}.

"What's that?" Yakovenko asked.

It was ace-high and a seventy-six low, and when Yakovenko tabled {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}, he was awarded half of the pot for his pair of nines.

Tagit: John MonnetteNikolai Yakovenko