$2,200 High Roller: Romeo Mendoza Spikes an Ace on the River to Double Thru A.J. Kelsall

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 173

Romeo Mendoza
Romeo Mendoza

With the board showing Qh10s9d6c on the turn and about 350K already in the pot, A.J. Kelsall checked, Romeo Mendoza bet 200,000, and Kelsall check-raised all in. Mendoza went into the tank with 660,000 left in his stack.

As he considered the situation, Kelsall asked if Mendoza had ace-queen.

Mendoza asked, “Is ace-queen good?”

“Depends on the river,” answered Kelsall.”

Mendoza thought for a while longer before asking Kelsall if he had queen-six.

Kelsall pointed to his cards and asked, “Are these cards marked?”

Eventually, Mendoza called with AsAd, and Kelsall turned over — Qd6s. Kelsall had turned two pair, and Mendoza needed to improve to stay alive.

The river card was — the Ah. Mendoza rivered a set of aces to win the pot and double up in chips.

Romeo Mendoza  –  3,125,000  (63 bb)
A.J. Kelsall  –  2,075,000  (42 bb)

A.J. Kelsall
A.J. Kelsall