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Leron Washington Doubles Through McLean Karr
Level 2: 100-200, 25 ante
ClubWPT.com's Leron Washington day got off to a rough start. The WPT Celebrity Invitational winner took a big hit to his stack when he ran top two pair into a set shortly before the first level ended.
Things are looking up for Washington though. With the board reading KJ105 an quite a few chips already in the pot, McLean Karr checks in the big blind and Washington moved all-in for his last 18,000. The third player in the hands calls Washington's all-in, but folds immediately after Karr announces he is all-in as well.
"Do you have Broadway too?," Washington asks Karr as he shows his AQ.
"No," Karr responds. He then turns up JJ for middle set. The river brings the A and Washington scoops the 120,000 chip pot.
Leron Washington - 120,000
McLean Karr - 68,000
Washington is living the poker fan's dream right now. The boxer from West Virginia won a seat into the Celebrity Invitational earlier this year by playing on ClubWPT.com and went on to win the event and earn $100,000.
As part of his prize for winning the Invitational, Washington earned a seat into the Championship event, where he will once again get to test his poker skills against some of the best in the game and take another shot at WPT success.
02:45 PM, 04/18/10