Main Event

Jaka Talks Himself Into It


Faraz Jaka opened the pot to 85,000, and David Granados defended his big blind to go heads up. The dealer gave them {10-Spades} {3-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} to work with on the flop, and Granados check-called another 80,000 from Jaka. They both checked through the {J-Diamonds} turn, and the {K-Hearts} completed the board. Now Granados led out into the pot with 155,000, and that forced Jaka to take pause. He cut the call from his stack and shot a glance across the table. He made a couple quiet comments as he tried to get a read on Granados, but it looked like he was going to talk himself into a fold.

Jaka picked his hole cards up off the table and stared at them for a while, occasionally glancing up at the board and his opponent. He had his cards a few inches out in front of him in his left hand, but he suddenly grabbed the calling chips with his right and slung them across the line.

Granados showed {A-Spades} {5-Clubs} for the airball, and Jaka's {8-Diamonds} {8-Hearts} was the best hand and good enough to win the pot.

Chip stacks
Faraz Jaka us 2,425,000 300,000
David Granados 860,000 -300,000

Tags: David GranadosFaraz Jaka