$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

Benger Perks Up

• Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

After a raise from Talal Shakerchi with {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}, Griffin Benger moved his short stack of around 680,000 into the middle with {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}. Shakerchi made a quick call and the cards were on their backs.

The flop fell {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Benger was still in the lead with his ace-king high. The turn was the {k-Diamonds} to give Benger a pair of kings but Shakerchi picked up a straight draw. The river was the {8-Hearts} and Benger found a double up.

Talal Shakerchi gb 1,460,000 -925,000
Griffin Benger ca 1,440,000 820,000

Tags: Griffin BengerTalal Shakerchi