After being crippled by Kent Roed, Randal Flowers is now blooming after winning the three hands that followed.
In the first hand, Flowers opened to 23,000. In the next seat over Joe Serock three bet to 96,000. Then, from the small blind Kent Roed moved all in. Action folded back to Flowers who moved all in over the top, leading to a fold from Serock.
The flop but Roed in the lead. "Yes baby!" Roed cheered after the flop. He didn't relinquish it on the turn or the river, and he was awarded the pot. After the hand, Flowers was left with just 48,000 chips.
In the next hand, Flowers moved all in for his last few chips and he was called by Jeff Papola.
"I hope you hit two pair," Flowers said when Papola showed his . Flowers was holding and two pair for Papola would give him a straight draw.
The flop came down leaving Flowers in a big hole. "I said two pair, not top pair," Flowers said. The turn was the though, giving Flowers a little hope with the straight draw he asked for. The river was the and with that Flowers earned his first double up by rivering a straight.
On his second double, Pratyush Buddiga opened to 21,000 from under the gun. A few seats over, Flowers moved all in for the top for 103,000. Action folded all the way back around to Buddiga who called.
Buddiga was ahead, but not for long when the flop came down . "So much for getting it in good," Flowers laughed. The turn was the and the river was the allowing Flowers to double up for a second time.
On the third double up, after a raise to 20,000, Flowers moved all in for the third hand in a row. This time for 228,000. Action folded all the way to Viet Vo who was in the blinds. He tanked on his decision.
"Even if I get it in behind, I'm just running so good," Flowers said. "Do you really want to call?"
"I know, that's what I'm thinking about," Vo said.
Eventually, Vo made the call, leading to a fold from the original raiser.
It didn't look good for Flowers when the flop came down leaving him drawing to just a flush or a ten to stay alive. The turn was the keeping Flowers in the hole. Fortunately for him, the river was the , giving him a set right when he needed it and allowing him to complete the trifecta of doubles after being crippled just 4 hands before.