Level 22: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Jesse Liljegren opened for 80,000 from early position. Alessandro Santini three-bet jammed for 495,000 from one seat over. The action folded around to Liljegren who went into the tank for about a minute before he called for most of his stack.
Alessandro Santini: A K
Jesse Liljegren: K Q
Both players improved to trips on the J K 8 2 K . Santini's ace-kicker came into play to win the hand and double his stack. Liljegren wasn't sure if he was eliminated or not until the full counts were made.
"A chip and a chair," Liljegren said with a smile.
After we left the table, Liljegren dusted off the rest of his stack.
Alessandro Santini - 1.1 million
Jesse Liljegren - 0