Event 18: Johnny Pham Doubles Thru Marlo McCloskey

Jeff Conine Charity Poker Classic / Charity Series of Poker 
Structure
Level 21: 100,000/200,000 with an 200,000 big-blind ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 382

Johnny Pham
Johnny Pham

Johnny Pham moved all in from the small blind for 900,000, and Marlo McCloskey called from the big blind with [7h][7d].

Pham turned over [Ac][4s], and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came [Ad][10s][6c][8h][Kc] — Pham paired his ace on the flop, McCloskey picked up a gutshot straight draw on the turn, and the river card was a blank. Pham won the pot with a pair of aces to double up in chips.

Johnny Pham  –  2,000,000  (10 bb)
Marlo McCloskey  –  850,000  (4 bb)