Melanie Banfield has scored a massive double KO claiming the scalps of Las Vegas legend Archie Karas and former Day 1 chip leader Jerrod Ankenman to put herself and the other 62 players in the field into the money!
Karas came in with a raise from under the gun and the action folded around to Ankenman who reraised from the hijack. Banfield four-bet it from the button and both blinds folded before Karas five-bet himself all-in. Both Ankenman and Banfield called, so it was heads-up into a sidepot on a flop that read .
Ankenman led out and Banfield called, before Ankenman opened for the last of his chips on the turn of the . Banfield snap-called:
"Ten of diamonds!" cried Domenico Denotaristefani. "Come on Melanie!"
Want to know what 2.27% feels like? You could ask Chase Berger from The Micros, but he's a fictional character. In this case, you should ask Ms. Banfield, for lo and behold, the spiked on the river! BOOOOOOM!!
Ankenman and Karas could only look on dejectedly as the dealer pushed the pot in Banfield's direction. Karas took one last look to make sure that his set wasn't good, then calmly walked away as the hugs and high-fives began.