Championship: Martin Carnero Didn’t Want to See Jacob Powers’ Cards, But Is Thankful He Did

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 1,692

Jacob Powers
Jacob Powers

Martin Carnero min-raised under the gun to 800,000, Jacob Powers moved all in from the hijack for about 19,000,000, and everyone else folded.

Action returned to Carnero, who carefully removed his sunglasses and said, “I’m going to need a couple of minutes.”

Carnero went into the tank, and was quietly talking to himself about the possible hands Powers could have.

Eventually, Carnero folded, and Powers held up his cards like he was about to show them to the table.

Carnero said, “I don’t want to see it. I don’t want to see it.”

Powers flipped over his cards and showed AhAd, and Carnero breathed a sigh of relief as he was let off the hook, knowing he made the right fold.

Taylor Wilson jokingly said, “Are you sure you don’t want to see it?”

Wilson said he folded pocket queens, and then he said to Powers, “Thank you for showing me.”

Jacob Powers  –  20,700,000  (52 bb)
Martin Carnero  –  9,700,000  (24 bb)

With six players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 14,100,000 (35 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $181,950 each.

Martin Carnero
Martin Carnero