Event 5: Pappas More than Doubles

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 8: Blinds 300/600/75 ante

John Pappas
John Pappas – file photo

Five players put 1,500 in the pot to see the flop fall Js7h6c.   It was checked to the player in seat 8, who bet 3,600.  LaVonne Joyce (button) folded, then John Pappas (sb) jammed for ~13k.

Everyone else got out of the way and seat 8 called, showing QdJd for top pair.  John was behind and in bad shape holding JcTd for the same pair with weak kicker.  He needed a Ten or runner-runner to make a straight.

The turn was the 3h and no help, then the 3-outer Tc came on the river, giving John two pair and the pot.  Thanks to the dead money in the pot, he more than doubled up to ~35k.