NLHE - Final Table - Melvin Jones Eliminated in 7th Place
Jun 03, '08
Blinds/Antes: 30,000 - 60,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Left: 6 of 3,929
Mike Ngo: 2,500,000
James Akenhead: 2,160,000
Grant Hinkle: 1,300,000
Chris Ferguson: 1,950,000
Theo Tran: 1,900,000
Aaron Coulthard: 1,100,000
Average Stack: 1,964,500
Melvin Jones - 7th Place ($158,211)
Big Hands and Storylines:
Tran Says No to Ngo on the River
Mike Ngo raised to 180,000 preflop and Theo Tran made the call from the button. The flop rolled out 1063 and Ngo checked. Tran raised 180,000 and Ngo made the call. The turn brought the J and the same check, bet, call sequence repeated itself, but this time Tran made it 235,000 to go. The Q fell on the river and Ngo moved all in. Tran got up from the table and looked perturbed for a moment before he mucked his hand. Ngo picked up over 600,000 on the hand.
Aaron Coulthard Doubles Up
Aaron Coulthad moved all in preflop from middle position for 510,000 and Theo Tran made the call from the small blind. They then turned up their hands:
Coulthard caught a miracle seven on the flop and drove the dagger home by improving to a full house.
Theo Tran Doubles Up
Two hands later it was Tran's turn to get all of his chips into the middle, and he pinned his hopes on two red queens. Melvin Jones called him down with AJ and the board ran out 108265. Tran doubled up to 1.5 million, while Jones was crippled with 400,000 left in front of him.
Melvin Jones Does not Double Up - Eliminated in 7th Place ($158,211)
On the very next hand Jones got the last of his chips into the middle preflop, and soon discovered that he had made a huge mistake when Tran called him down. Jones held Q10 and Tran revealed two red aces for the the second time in four hands. This time the board fell KQ685 and the aces held to deliver Tran some vindication for what had happened four hands earlier. Jones was eliminated in 7th place, and took home $158,211 in prize money.
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