2013 World Series of Poker

Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Zilele: 1
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2013 World Series of Poker

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25,000 / 50,000

When Getting Hit in the Face is a Good Thing

Nivel 1 : 25/25, 0 ante

As is typically the case here at the World Series of Poker, the long hours of preparation and anticipation that accompany a player's first foray into the tournament floor can be dashed in an instant.

Two unfortunate players found that to be true early, with Marcos Jose Garcia claiming their entire stacks just a few hands after taking his seat at the table.

We heard the dealer announce "all in, call, and call!," and by the time she dropped the river card, Garcia had tripled up in dominant fashion.

Apparently the flop fell {10-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, and one player with {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} got his stack into the middle in a hurry. When he was called in two spots, he seemed to suspect the bad news, asking "is my straight any good here boys?"

Garcia turned over the {A-Clubs}{k-Spades}, and indeed, his opponent's lower straight was beaten. The third player in the hand held {K-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for top pair and a redraw to the chop, but the turn ({3-Spades}) and river ({q-Diamonds}) changed nothing.

"Welcome to the table, sir," offered Frank Kassela, while Garcia eagerly stacked his new chips.

"Thanks," he replied casually. "The deck hit me in the face."

Jucător Fise Progres
Marcos Jose Garcia
Marcos Jose Garcia