Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time.
Our photographer, BJ Nemeth, certainly learned that first hand yesterday when he came upon Jennifer Cowan all in for her tournament life in the Ladies Event.
Cowan was all in pre-flop with A-K against her opponent’s 7-7. Unfortunately for Cowan the flop came 10-7-X and she was in a world of trouble against her opponent’s jackpot set of sevens.
She went so far as to start grabbing her things to go when a queen peeled off the turn.
The queen made Cowan do a double-take and she shrugged her shoulders and said, “I guess I can win with a jack.”
You’ll never believe what card rolled off the deck on the river…
Cowan cheered loudly shaking her fists in the air while the entire crowd either gasped or shouted happily.
She would go on to make the final table and finish in seventh for $22k. If she’d lost the hand she would have been finished in 15th and won considerably less.
Just another day at the Rio…