$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Kanaan Sends One Packing

Just before the level up, Michael Kanaan limped from middle position only to have the player on the button raise to 400. The small blind then three-bet to 1,250, the big blind called, and Krost woke up with a limp-raise to 3,000. The button and small blind both folded, while the big blind came along for the ride.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and the big blind insta-shipped his stack of 4,400. Kanaan seemed hesitant, but made the call nonetheless.

Kanaan: {A-Spades}{7-Spades}
Big Blind: {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

Kanaan was ahead but needed to dodge the nut-flush draw of his opponent. The {K-Spades} turn gave the big blind a whole new set of outs, but the {5-Clubs} river blanked. "I never hit a draw," the big blind lamented as he exited the tournament floor.

Kanaan is up to approximately 16,500.

Chip stacks

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