Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:01 PM Local Time
James Magner Knocks Two Players Out In A Monster Pot
Just before the last break, James Magner knocked out two players and took a big chip lead.
The hand started innocently enough, with James Magner - already the chip leader at that point - raising to 6,000 and getting three callers. The flop fell and the small blind checked to Magner, who continued for 9,000. The opponent to his left raised to 20,000, and the small blind check-raised to 45,000. Magner declared himself all in, the next player called all in for around 67,000 total (less than Magner), and the small blind had a big decision for the rest of his chips. As the rest of the field went on their last break of the night, the small blind counted and re-counted his chips before finally deciding to call all in as well.
The small blind had made a good call with his flopped flush, and there were only five diamonds left in the deck that could hurt him. The promptly fell on the turn, leaving Magner with an higher flush. The meaningless hit the river, and Magner's two opponents were sent to the rail.
Magner, who infamously folded a big pair preflop in the WSOP Main Event, is now up to 423,000 in chips.