Brett Favre sacked
If the felt were the gridiron and William "Brett Favre" Jensen were up against a real defensive line, that line would've been called "The Queens."
Jensen, a PokerStars standout and roommate to a WSOP bracelet-holder, came to play in the second round of the $1500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. In the first hour, he ran over his table, amassing a chip-lead and powerful table image. If I could've found someone to take me up on it, I would've laid down cash that Jensen would win his table and move on to the final 13.
But when the table got three-handed, something happened. Russian tennis star turned poker player Yevgeny Kafelnikov woke up with a pair of queen on a queen-high board. The Russian was shortstacked and Jensen, holding the case queen, played Kafelnikov for all his chips.
A short time later, Jensen again made top pair with a queen in the hole and got all his chips in the middle. His opponent held ace-king and paired up on the river to sack Favre for good.
Nonetheless, Jensen had a great showing today and promises to show up again very soon.
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