Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

All-In Blind for $1,000? Only in Vegas...

• Nivel 2: 25-50, 0 ante

Hearing one player say "you call? OK, let's see what I got," we hurried over to catch a player go all-in blind for his last 800 chips. His opponent showed down {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and the all-in player revealed his holding one card at a time.

He stood and turned over his {K-Spades} with a flourish, before flipping the {3-Hearts} and saying optimistically, "I'm live here, that's always good."

When the dealer flopped the {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, the player was a little less live, and the {J-Clubs} on the turn pushed him closer to the brink. The dealer turned over the {K-Hearts} on the river, however, and the table gasped at the blind all-in's turn of fortune. Rather than retake his seat, the player kept standing and told the rest of his table, "I've got 1,900 or so, time to get it in good one more time and see what happens!"