Main Event

Hachem Gets Slowrolled, Crippled and Eliminated in a Matter of Minutes


From under the gun, Daniel Rowlands raised to 5,000. Action folded to Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem in middle position and he made the call. Everyone else folded and the dealer ran out the {8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop. Rowlands fired a big bet of 15,500 with exactly 25,000 behind. Hachem took his time and then raised all in for 41,700. Rowlands immediately looked pained. He put his head in his hands for a few seconds while thinking about the decision. After about a minute he said, "Well, if you have it, you have it," and made the call.

Hachem rolled over the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, but to his astonishment and to the astonishment of the table, he was behind the {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} for Rowlands. Given all of Rowlands actions, no one thought he had a hand that big.

The turn was he {Q-Diamonds} and the river the {J-Clubs}. Both missed Hachem and he was crushed down to just 1,300 in chips.

On the next hand, Roberto Romanello raised from under the gun to 4,300. Hachem called all in for his last 1,000 and then action folded to Bryn Kenney in the cutoff seat. He called and Rowlands also called from the big blind. The flop came down paired with the {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} falling. Action checked to Kenney and he bet 7,400. After Rowlands folded, Romanello raised to 20,000. Kenney folded and left Romanello to battle with Hachem.

Hachem held the {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, but was in a world of hurt against the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades} for Romanello. Two hands in a row Hachem was up against kings now and this time he needed a miracle to save his tournament.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and the river the {4-Clubs} to end the hand and send Hachem to the rail.

Chip Counts
Roberto Romanello gb 220,000 95,000
Daniel Rowlands 95,000 69,600
Joe Hachem au Busted

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