Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Massey Doubles Through Teng On First Hand

After finally reaching his ultimate goal of sitting at a WSOP final table, Aaron Massey did not wast any time chipping up.

On the first hand dealt after moving to the final table area, Massey was in the small blind and open-shoved for his last 269,000. He was instantly called down by Andrew Teng in the big blind, who flipped over {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Massey revealed the {Q-Clubs}{8-Spades} and would need a fortunate flop to overcome Teng's pocket pair.

Flop: {2-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{A-Spades}

Fortune had smiled on Massey in this instance and the queen on the flop gave him the lead. After the turn card came {5-Clubs}, he the aspiring young pro was one card away from earning the double.

River: {A-Hearts}

Teng could not find a nine in the deck and Massey doubled through, giving him a stack that, while still below average, allows him some much needed breathing room.

Massey rushed over after the double and told us "This is my dream come true! It's actually happening." He didn't need to tell us anything though, as Massey's ear-to-ear grin and genuine sense of excitement said it all.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 545,000 273,000
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 535,000 -280,000

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