Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

A Four Keeps a Dream Alive

[user20283] • Taso 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

This year's World Series of Poker Main Event is all about keeping your dream of winning $10,000,000 alive as long as possible. Just now, on the very first hand of the day, it was Jeffrey Tanouye who did just that.

Tanouye moved all in for 18,900 from middle position, then it folded to Benton Blakeman who called from the small blind.

Tanouye: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Blakeman: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The flop brought {5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts} to give Blakeman a pair of jacks, and Tanouye started gathering his belongings just minutes after sitting down. The turn was the {6-Clubs}, bringing no help to the all-in player. But a very fortunate {4-Clubs} on the river kept Tanouye's dream alive.

This early double-up will give Tanouye some more room to play, but a long road lies ahead for him and the hundreds of other hopefuls wanting to make the money.

Benton Blakeman US 75,000 75,000
Jeffrey Tanouye us 44,000 44,000

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