Danny Ibrahim and Michael Khan were in a battle of the pocket pairs recently on table 24. Of course they didn’t know that until the very end.
The hand started off with a late-position preflop raise to 35,000 by Danny. With the big blind at only 3,000, this was already a valuable pot – and there weren’t even any cards on the board yet! Michael Khan called and the flop came down .
The action was to Michael, who bet 40,000. It didn’t take long for Danny to shove over top, jamming for the rest of his stack. He was easily covered by Michael, who called. When the players flipped over their cards it was vs , with Danny holding the Aces.
The turn and river were a and a , and Danny doubled up. Just in time too, as there remain only 6 minutes until the end of Day 1A, and only 28 players.