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Soshnikov Dispatches Reigning World Series of Poker Main Event Champ

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Joe McKeehen

Joe McKeehen limped the button and Jared Jaffee did the same from the small blind. Ivan Soshnikov then raised to 4,200 from the big, McKeehen three-bet all in for 22,300, and Jaffe folded. Soshnikov made the call and the cards were turned up.

Soshnikov: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
McKeehen: {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}

It was a bad spot for McKeehen, and his best bet was to catch an ace. The {9-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop was far from it, and the {5-Spades} turn didn't do him any favors. McKeehen needed an ace and an ace only on the river to stay alive, but it wasn't in the cards as the {J-Spades} paired the board.

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