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Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Hughes Gets Involved, Short Stack or No

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
James Hughes

James Hughes has been involved in three hands in one orbit, losing two and winning one. The first loss was of a preflop 60,000 which he released when Ben Keeline shoved over the top. In the second, Hughes raised to 54,000 under the gun, called by Pablo Melogno in the big blind. Melogno check-called his 60,000 bet on the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop, and the {4-Hearts}{k-Hearts} turn and river were checked down; Melogno won with {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} at showdown.

Shortly thereafter Josh Arieh raised his button to 65,000 and Hughes called from the big blind. Hughes checked the {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop, Arieh bet 50,000 and Hughes buried the lower part of his face in his hoody and tanked for several minutes, his reflective sunglasses showing the flop in reverse in perfect stillness.

Finally, he announced, "All in," and Arieh folded, bringing Hughes back up over half a million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
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James Hughes
us 510,000 -170,000

Tags: Ben KeelineJames HughesJosh AriehPablo Melogno