Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Jarvis Doing Fine

Matt Jarvis is probably most well known for being part of the 'November Nine' in 2010. He took 8th in that event to finish with a score over $1 million. Last year he proved his worth as a professional poker player when he took down the WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 No-Limit Holdem Six-Max event. He has had a great start to this event, despite seeing him recently lose a pot.

It started when Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened the pot to 225 preflop. The player directly on Timoshenko's left made the call, along with Jarvis in the big blind.

The {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop would see Jarvis check and Timoshenko throw out a bet of 350. The player on his left again called and this time Jarvis check-raised to 950. It was too much for timoshenko, but the other player made the call.

The {q-Hearts} on the turn would see Jarvis slowly bet 1,100. Another call from his opponent and a {2-Clubs} would peel off on the river. This time Jarvis flicked out a stack of 5,000-denomination chips - enough to put his opponent all in.

The player gave a bit of a shrug and then threw all his chips in. At this point Jarvis turned over {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a turned flush. "What do you have?" the man asked, apparently unable to see Jarvis' hand. When the table obliged with an answer, the man confidently turned over his {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for the nut flush.

Matt Jarvis ca 6,500 -3,500

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