Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Hale Survives All In

Brant Hale has been the quietest player at the table so far, both verbally and with his play. He is one of the short stacks, and didn't play a hand until he was all in preflop with {a-Spades}{10-Spades} of spades. Unfortunately for Hale, he was dominated by the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} of Bryan Pellegrino. The flop came down {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, putting outs for a chop, along with a world of turn cards that would make the river very interesting. One of those came on the turn, the {7-Spades}, giving Hale flush draw outs as well.

The {a-Clubs} came on the river, and Daniel Negreanu knew immediately what that meant: "chop it up". Indeed both players played aces and nines with a queen kicker, and Hale got a chop to survive the hand.

Bryan Pellegrino it 450,000 -100,000
Brant Hale us 125,000 -86,000

Tagit: Brant HaleBryan Pellegrino