Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Andy Bradshaw Blasts Aces With King on the River

• Nivel 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We heard Andy Bradshaw let loose with a whooping celebration and hurried over to catch the aftermath of a crushing bad beat. With just ten minutes or so remaining until players advance to Day 2 of the Seniors Championship, a player had gone all-in with {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} and Bradshaw made the call.

The Englishman, who hails from Preston, England, was far behind with his {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and after the first four board cards came {2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}, he appeared to be on his way to a crippling loss. The {K-Spades} on the river changed everything, however, and Bradshaw began cheering himself on.

Bradshaw jokingly warned us not to mention his "suckout" on this hand, and with pocket kings we can't say we would have played the hand any differently. He later informed us that in his last three tournaments here at this year's WSOP, he has busted on the last level of play with kings in the hole every time. His annual tradition was mercifully broken this time around and Bradshaw will be looking to continue the British Invasion of 2011 with a deep run on Day 2.

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