Sunday, June 12, 2016 11:00 PM Local Time
Five-Ball Saves Ron Ware from Elimination
On the button, Ron Ware pot-raises to 70,000. Jason Stockfish calls in the small blind. Paul Volpe puts in a reraise to 170,000 from the big blind. Ware goes all-in for 182,000 total, Stockfish folds, and Volpe adds 12,000 to call.
The flop is , keeping Ware in the lead with his pair of queens. "Five-ball," whispers Ware, wanting to get the hand right over with.
The turn is the , and now Volpe takes a huge lead with aces-up. Ware is left drawing to one of the non-club fives or the remaining queens to save his tournament life.
The river is indeed one of those outs, as the improves Ware's hand to a straight. Ware doubles up.
Ron Ware - 400,000