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Faraz Jaka Doubles Through Eugene Katchalov
Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
The livestreaming feature table boasts a beast of a line-up including Andy "BKiCe" Seth, Faraz Jaka, Eugene Katchalov, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Justin "Boosted J" Smith and JC Tran.
This crop of aggressive players is unafraid to splash around in big pots and the chips have been flying around the table all day.
The one unknown at the table opens for a raise from early position and Tran, Katchalov and Laak all call. Jaka is in the big blind and makes it 16,000 to go. The initial raiser and Tran both fold, Katchalov calls and Laak folds.
As Jaka and Katchalov are about to see a flop, Seth walks over to someone watching the hand go down and says, "We're about to see some straight street poker right now."
The flop falls J62 and Jaka bets 20,000. Katchalov calls and the two watch as the turn brings the Q. Jaka bets out 35,000. Katchalov thinks a moment before announcing he is all-in.
Jaka quickly calls, tabling QQ for top set and Katchalov shows AA for an overpair of aces. The river is a meaningless 6 and Jaka scoops the biggest pot of the tournament so far.
Katchalov, who was the Day 1B chip leader, is left with 7,500 after the hand and Jaka takes over the overall chip lead.
Faraz Jaka - 247,000
Eugene Katchalov - 7,500
12:44 PM, 03/10/10