Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

River Saves Platt From Elimination

[user153906] • Taso 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

[Removed:139], on his way to becoming a politician, has been picking up supporters at the ESPN stage this evening, and they were all cheering him on to a huge double-up moments ago.

Brian Townsend opened to 23,000 from middle position and Juan Rodriguez (cutoff) and Maria Ho (small blind) called. Platt then moved all in for 241,000 from the big blind. Townsend released, and Rodriguez reshoved for 855,000, which prompted a fold from Ho. Cards on their backs:

Platt: {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Rodriguez: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Platt stood up with a big smile on his face as the flop rolled out {K-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}, giving him a pair and the nut flush draw. His rail began calling for a spade, which didn't come on the {J-Diamonds} turn, but the dealer obliged with the {7-Spades} on the river. Platt ran over to his supporters for some high-fives and he was pushed a pot worth 558,000.

Tagit: Brian TownsendMaria Ho