Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Event 12: Huge Hand

$170 + $30 Deep Stack Double Play NLH (2 Re-entry)

William Showing his Hart

There's a mountain of chips on one table near the rail and they belong to William Hart (Martinsburg, WV) thanks to one big hand.

The cutoff raises to 22k (2,500/5k blinds) and Hart with 99 calls from the SB and the BB follows.

The flop comes 9 5 2 and both blinds check. The cutoff ships his remaining 29k and after a Hollywood count from Hart, he makes the smooth call. "I didn't want to chase the big blind away," he says.

The big blind comes over the top for 130k more and Hart wastes no time turning over his hand as he has both players covered.

Cut off: AQ (ace high)
Hart: 99 (set of 9s)
BB: AA (pair of aces)

The turn brings a third club giving the big blind a flush draw, but when the river bricks Hart scoops the 350k pot taking his stack close to 600k.