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2007 World Series: Jason Welch from the Brink

"What are you doing here?" I asked Jason Welch as he walked away from his table. "I thought you were headed out of here."

"Me too!" he said. Jason had started the day with 618k, good for 89th out of 112 players. Some would see his glass as half empty, but it's filling up fast. "I raised to 100k with Ks-Jh, and the small blind called. The flop came 9h-10h-Js, and he checked. I moved all-in, and he insta-called. He flipped over Jd-10d, and I needed alot of help to survive."

He got more than a little help. Kh-Qh gave him the Kh-Qh-Jh-10h-9h straight flush to double up. At the second break, he has increased his stack up to 1.7m and sits solidly in the field with seventy-nine players left.

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