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Hands #30-31: Darren Elias Doubles Thru Jin Hwang
Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Photo: Darren Elias (center) contemplates the all-in bet from Jin Hwang (standing, left) on the turn in Hand #31.
Hand #30 - Joe Dittmar raises from the button to 275,000, and Bobby Oboodi calls from the big blind. The flop comes AK7, Oboodi checks, Dittmar bets 280,000, and Oboodi folds. Joe Dittmar takes the pot.
Hand #31 - Jin Hwang raises from middle position to 275,000, Darren Elias reraises next to him to 650,000, and Hwang calls. The flop comes K103, and both players check.
The turn card is the 4, and Hwang moves all in for 3.2 million. Elias is covered, and tanks for a while as he contemplates whether or not to call for his tournament life.
Elias eventually calls, and Hwang says, "Nice call."
Elias shows QQ, and Hwang turns over Q9 (gutshot straight-flush draw). A few other players agree that it was a great call, with one person calling it a "soul read."
But Elias hasn't won the hand yet.
The dealer puts out the river card -- the 2. Darren Elias wins the pot his pocket queens to double up.
Darren Elias - 5,950,000 (59 BBs)
Jin Hwang - 1,275,000 (12 BBs)
Photo: Jin Hwang (center) and Darren Elias (right) watch as the dealer puts out the river card in Hand #31.
07:21 PM, 09/22/11