Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Benger Busts Tran in Seven-Figure Pot

[user68268] • Nivo 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Griffin Benger

Just as most of the field headed to the hallways for the break, the following hand went down in the corner of the orange section in the Amazon Room.

From early position, Mark Herm raised to 10,500. Next to act was Alex Tran, and he flat-called before action folded over to Griffin Benger in the cutoff seat. He called, and then Roman Valerstein reraised to 40,000 on the button. After the blinds folded, action was back on Herm and he thought for a bit before folding. Then, Tran stuck in the call, and Benger also called as the cameras began to swarm the table — and good thing they did because the following flop play resulted in a massive clash of chips.

The flop came out {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, and Tran checked. Benger also checked, and then Valerstein fired 58,000. Tran thought for a minute or so, counted out the 58,000 for the call, thought for a little bit longer, then slid the call forward. Benger had other things in mind, though.

Benger counted out more than just a call, sliding out 152,000. Valerstein quickly ducked out of the way, but Tran went back into the tank. Eventually, Tran announced that he was all in — a total shove of 418,500 after the dealer broke it down to Benger's request. Benger stood up and made the call, having Tran covered, but putting a large portion of his stack on the line.

Tran turned over the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}, but he was behind the {A-Spades}{9-Spades} for Benger.

With top two pair and needing to hold, Benger was forced to sweat a bit more after the {5-Hearts} landed on the turn to give Tran a flush draw.

"Not impressed with that one," he said after the dealer added fourth street.

The river completed the board with the {5-Spades}, missing Tran and giving Benger the pot. Benger had Tran covered, sending him to the rail, and moving Benger to nearly 1.3 million in chips.

Igralec Št. žetonov Napredek
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
ca 1,285,000 570,000
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 1,035,000 -85,000
Roman Valerstein us
Roman Valerstein
us 970,000 -180,000
Alex Tran us
Alex Tran
us Izpadel

Oznake: Alex TranGriffin BengerMark HermRoman Valerstein