Saturday, January 29, 2011

Event 20: You Make the Call

$1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (6-Max)

Earlier in the day a bizarre hand played out and there are varying perspectives on intent vs reality, you decide.

5 players see a rainbow flop of 8 9 Q.

Defending Champion Dan Spirer leads out for 2,500. As Al Grimes is contemplating his action when Leo Wei makes the call, but the dealer instructs him that he's out of turn.

After Grimes folds, Wei attempts to fold throwing his cards towards the muck, but the dealer rules that his call stands and because Wei's cards are retrievable is still in the hand.

"Karate" Mike Santoro moves all-in for 22k and the action is back on Spirer, who also moves all-in. Wei who's had time to reconsider, makes the call and has both players covered.

Spirer: K K (over pair)
Santoro: J 10 (straight)
Wei: A Q (top pair, top kicker)

Turn: Q
River: 9

Wei goes runner, runner full house to knock out both players taking his stack to more than 70k. A player who tried to fold now has one of the bigger stacks.