Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Zhu's Stack Rockets After His Ace-Queens Bust Two Players in a Row

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Andrew Zhu

Andrew Zhu leaps in amongst the top of the chip counts courtesy of playing A-Q twice in a row. First up, he eliminated a player by catching an ace on the river, having called his opponent with overcards on the flop. Whatever pair had just been cracked (the dealer had started shuffling the next hand), his opponent was not happy about it.

"Calling with ace-queen! I only had sixty behind - you've got to know what was going to happen. Don't justify bad play!"

"It's pretty normal play," a tablemate quietly said in Zhu's defense (Zhu was quiet throughout), "He's got two overcards and a paired board."

The very next hand, an early position player open-jammed for 275,000. Zhu, still stacking from the previous win, made the call.

Zhu: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

The flop brought {9-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and there was no help for fives on the {2-Clubs}{10-Spades} turn and river.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Andrew Zhu us
Andrew Zhu
us 1,440,000 1,120,000

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