Event 5 Flight A: Loni Hui and Alton Mendleson Exchange Doubles as Flight A Ends

Escalator VII Series Event 5
$1,700 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining:  48 of 169

After the turn of a 4h9h2s3d board with about 50,000 in the pot, Loni Hui was all in for 70,500 from the hijack. Alton Mendleson thought for a little while in middle position before he called with Js9s for a pair of nines. Hui, however, tabled 4d4c for a set of fours and had the hand locked up.

The river was the 3s and further improved Hui to fours full of treys to double up.

Down to about 23,000, Mendleson ended up all in the following hand with jack-four against Hui’s ace-king and managed to flop a pair to double.

Loni Hui  –  164,500  (82 bb)
Alton Mendleson  –  52,000  (26 bb)

That wrapped up Level 12 and the remaining players are bagging up for the night. Full chip counts will be posted soon.