We arrived at table #31 to witness a peculiar setup: 3 players all-in, with jacks, queens and kings.
Ken Ransom: (78,000)
Joseph Laramee: (89,000)
Marcello Iacovella: (easily covered both players)
Underdog Ransom was hoping for a miracle, so was Laramee. Iacovella, as expected, just wanted the odds to stay in his favor. And for a while he got his wish as the board was revealed: . Then the runt of the royal litter made an appearance on the river: , thus awarding the huge pot to Ransom for trip jacks.
Laramee, ahead from the get go, was left with 11,000 chips after the dust settled. Ransom, on the other hand, had gone from having about half the average to almost double the average. Not bad at all.
In the following hand Laramee put his 11K to work and tripled-up. But he was seen leaving the tournament hall a few minutes later.
Huge triple-up for Ken Ransom