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Michael Messick Doubles Thru Brian Hawkins
Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Photo: Brian Hawkins stands up, ready to leave, as the chip stacks are counted down. Hawkins would survive with just 10,000 in chips.
Michael Messick limps in from middle position and Brian Hawkins raises on the button. Messick backraises, making it 75,000 to play. Hawkins reraises to 131,000 total. Messick calls.
The flop comes Q87 and Messick checks. Hawkins bets 120,000, leaving around 90,000 behind. Messick moves all-in for 200,000 total. Hawkins gives a small shrug, then calls.
Hawkins shows AK for just ace-high and he is in bad shape against Messicks QQ for top set. The turn brings the 4 and the river the J, and Messick takes the gigantic pot, leaving Hawkins with just over one big blind.
Michael Messick - 710,000 (89 BBs)
Brian Hawkins - 10,000 (1 BB)
04:16 PM, 11/21/11