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

Kanaan Wins with Seven High to Eliminate Foe

Action folded to Michael Kanaan in middle position and he put in a raise to 450. The next player to act, who was in the hijack, then shoved all in for 3,075. Action folded back around to Kanaan and he made a hesitant call and added, "Alright, I'll gamble."

Kanaan: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Hijakc: {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

Much to Kanaan's surprise, he was a dominating favorite. The {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{A-Spades} flop lead the hijack to say, "I'll take a jack," referring to the possibility of a chop if a jack hit along with a card higher than a seven. Unfortunately for him, the {5-Hearts} turn was not it. While the {J-Hearts} river was, Kanaan's seven played as kicker to take down the pot and eliminated the hijack.

Kanaan is off to a quick start and is up to 40,000.

Chip stacks
Michael Kanaan au 40,000 30,000

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