Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon

Hong Dodges to Stay Alive

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante

On a flop of {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, Peter Hong and Matt Russell were heads-up in a pot. Both players checked and the {q-Diamonds} landed on the turn. Hong checked again and Russell bet 115,000. Hong check-raised all in for 434,000 and Russell called, saying he didn't believe his opponent.

Peter Hong: {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Matt Russell: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Hong was out front with top pair against Russell's pair with a flush draw. The river brought the {5-Clubs} and Hong avoided elimination with a double up.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 3,150,000 535,000
Peter Hong us
Peter Hong
us 965,000 557,000

Tags: Matt RussellPeter Hong