Event 16: Jamal Sawaqdeh Doubles Thru Paul Balzano

$400 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 159

Jamal Sawaqdeh
Jamal Sawaqdeh

After a flop of Js4h2d, Jamal Sawaqdeh got it all in from the big blind for 18,000 with 3s3c, and needed it to hold to stay alive against the AcQs (ace high) of Paul Balzano in the hijack.

The turn card was the 9c, the river card was the 9s, and Sawaqdeh won the pot with his pocket threes to double up in chips.

Jamal Sawaqdeh  –  106,000  (9 bb)
Paul Balzano  –  782,000  (65 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 159, the average chip stack is around 353,000 (29 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,430 each.