Asa Smith will be here a little longer, even if times are hard. He just doubled up with pocket jacks, called by ace-queen. A third jack hit the flop to take Smith back up to 40,000 which right now is just under the average mark.
Also at the table is Friend of PokerStars Tom McEvoy. After Johan Storakers raised on his immediate right the former World Champion shoved all-in for about 30,000 more. Storakers went into the tank, separating the chips in his stack to see how much he’d have left – roughly 25,000. But it’s too rich for the Swede who’s chasing a second cash in a row.
Sadly it’s the end of the road for Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano. He raised from the button, called for a A♥8♠4♥ flop before moving all-in. His opponent thought for an age, getting the clock called down to three second before chucking his chips in, showing kings. Pagano had the flush draw, showing J♥9♥, but neither the six on the turn or jack on the river were hearts.