Event #38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Dean McIver, Ask and Ye Shall Receive

After two players limped into the pot, Dean McIver raised to 900 and watched a fourth player shove all-in for 3,500. The first limper decided to make his stand and made the call, putting his 3,400 stack at risk. McIver couldn't resist the pot odds he was being laid and called to put both players at risk.


McIver: {9-}{9-}
Opponent # 1: {A-}{A-}
Opponent # 2: {K-}{K-}

The Australian professional was in bad shape with his underpair, but he was not fazed and calmly directed the dealer "How about a nine of clubs?"

The dealer burned and turned, spreading a flop of {9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} across the felt. McIver's wish had been delivered on cue and he vaulted into the lead with a flopped set of nines. The turn and and river came {3-} and {7-} respectively, giving McIver the double-knockout and the pot.

Just a few hands later, we watched as McIver check-called a series of bets by an opponent with the board reading {4-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. On the river, McIver led out for 2,500 and showed down his {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} after being called. His opponent mucked his cards and then told McIver "I had king-high, I swear to God...I just wanted to impress the massage girl in case you were on a bluff."

After these two fortunate hands, McIver now sits with a little over 18,000 chips, double the average stack at this stage in the tournament.

Jucător Fise Progres
Dean McIver
Dean McIver
18,000 9,000

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