Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

"It's Like a Race"

[user101598] • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Ryan Fair

Ryan Fair raised on the button, Pfizer Jordan called in the big blind, and the two took a flop of {7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Jordan checked, Fair continued for 175,000, and Jordan check-raised to 420,000. Fair moved all in for 1.235 milion, and Jordan made the call.

Fair: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}
Jordan: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

"It's like a race," Fair joked.

Fair needed some help to catch up, and the {10-Hearts} on the turn was just that. Suddenly he was ahead with tens and threes, and improved to tens and eights when the {8-Clubs} completed the board.

The dealer cut down the stacks, and Jordan was left with 160,000.

"Remember [Greg] Merson?" he said, smiling.

True enough, Merson was reduced was reduced to two big blinds in the 2012 WSOP Main Event before storming back and winning.

Chip Counts
Ryan Fair us 2,715,000 815,000
Pfizer Jordan us 160,000 -810,000

Tagovi: Greg MersonPfizer JordanRyan Fair