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Hand #151: Justin Smith Doubles Through Alex Gomes
Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Justin Smith limps from the button for 100,000, Alex Gomes raises from the big blind to 575,000, and Smith thinks for about a minute before he says, "I'm all in." Gomes immediately calls with 88, and he'll need it to hold against Smith's KJ to bust him here.
The board comes A73Q10 -- Justin Smith rivers an ace-high straight to win the pot and double up.
We're not sure exactly what happened, but Justin Smith injured himself during his celebration with his friends on the rail. A seat has been brought over to him near the rail so he can rest for a moment -- we have no clear indication on the nature of his injury at the moment.
Justin puts his arm around Mike Matusow's neck as Matusow carries him back to the final table -- clearly favoring one leg over the other. Justin says he might have torn his ACL, but he will play on. (He tore both of his ACLs when he was younger.) Someone will be bringing ice to him to pack his knee.
Seat 1: Faraz Jaka - 5,905,000
Seat 4: Alex Gomes - 3,580,000
Seat 5: Justin Smith - 6,600,000
10:58 PM, 07/19/09