Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Polychronopoulos Gets Value with Jacks from Rubie

• Taso 2: 25-50, 0 ante

Young Australian superstar Brendon Rubie is seated with 2011 World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos. Last year, Polychronopoulos won one of these $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em events for $650,223, so he knows a thing or two about building a stack.

On this hand, Rubie opened to 75 from middle position and Polychronopoulos called out of the cutoff seat. The player in the big blind also called and the flop came down {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}. The big blind and Rubie checked. Polychronopoulos fired 150 and the big blind folded. Rubie called.

The turn card was the {5-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {2-Clubs} fall on the river. Rubie checked and Polychronopoulos fired 325. Rubie made the call, but mucked his hand without showing after Polychronopoulos turned ove the {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for two pair.

Tagit: Athanasios PolychronopoulosBrendon Rubie