Event 9: Saber Hamrouni Doubles Thru Brian Hastings

$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 338

Brian Hastings raised from the button to 120,000, Saber Hamrouni reraised from the small blind to 260,000, and Hastings called.

The flop came Jd7s6s, Hamrouni bet 215,000, Hastings moved all in, and Hamrouni called all in for 945,000 with AcJc for a pair of jacks.

Hastings turned over 9s8c for an open-ended straight draw, and Hamrouni needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card paired the board with the 7h, the river was the 8h, and Hamrouni won the pot with two pair, jacks and sevens, to double up in chips.

Saber Hamrouni  –  2,510,000  (50 bb)
Brian Hastings  –  305,000  (6 bb)

One hand later, Level 26 came to an end, and Level 27 began with increased blinds of 30,000-60,000 with a big-blind ante of 60,000. With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1.7 million (28 big blinds).