Straight to the Top for Hazan

Thanks to our roving reporter/Main Event contender JJ Hazan for providing me with updates from the field - your blogger is already tired. Most recently, he tells me via Facebook Messenger, he found himself on the button with 9 6 and called a raise, as you do. The flop came down 7-8-T, and the original raiser, sitting on roughly the same chips as our hero, bet out 1.2k. Hazan raised to 3.2k, Original Raiser reraised to 10k, and Hazan, despite admitting he was a bit worried about the possibility of his opponent holding J9, shoved. Original Raiser called with pocket aces, and Hazan is now up to 70k with the average stack at 38k or so.