Three players saw the first draw in a raised pot and Vladimir Shchemelev put his last 10,000 in after drawing one when Tom Franklin and David Bell both drew two. They both called and Franklin drew one and Bell two on the next two streets, checking both times. Shchemelev showed which was good enough to take the pot and stay alive for a shot at the bracelet.
Captain Tom Franklin raised from under the gun, Vladimir Shchemelev raised from the small blind, David Bell called from the big blind, and Franklin called behind. Shchemelev drew one, Bell and Franklin both drew two. Shchemelev lead out, Bell raised, and Franklin and Shchemelev called.
Shchemelev swapped one, Bell stood pat, and Franklin drew one. Shchemelev check-called a bet from bell, and Captain Tom tagged along. Shchemelev and Franklin drew one and Bell stood pat. Shchemelev checked, Bell bet, Franklin called, and Shchemelev folded. Bell tabled and Franklin mucked.
David Bell raised from the button and Tom Franklin called out of the big blind. They both drew two and Franklin check-raised Bell's bet and Bell made the call. Franklin stood pat and Bell drew one. Franklin led out and would call a raise from Bell. They both stood pat and Franklin would check-fold to Bell's bet.
Captian Tom Franklin called from the small blind, Vladimir Shchemelev raised from the big blind, and Franklin called. Franklin drew three, and Shchemelev swapped one. Franklin check-called an all in bet from Shchemelev, and they both drew one on the second draw. Franklin drew one on the third draw, Shchemelev stood pat and turned over for the double
Tom Franklin opened for a raise and was three-bet by the short stack at the table Vladimir Shchemelev. Franklin called and drew two to Shchemelev's one. Franklin checked, Shchemelev raised, and Franklin three-bet which was enough to set Shchemelev all in.
They both stood pat the next two streets and Franklin announced a wheel and turned over the nuts . A hopeless, and eliminated, Shchemelev turned over . He received congratulations from the other three at the table and was off to the cashier to collect his $33,388 4th place winnings.
Not many people are familiar with Bob Hooks, but he is a man the poker world should not soon forget. Despite not being active in the poker world anymore, Hooks came up as a Texas road gambler with the likes of Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, Johnny Moss, Amarillo "Slim" Preston, and so many more.
Hooks got his start in Texas, as so many of the old-time poker legends did, before he eventually made the leap to Las Vegas. Alongside his roommate Brian "Sailor" Roberts, Hooks made it to heads-up play in the 1975 World Series of Poker Main Event, but lost out on the title. Even without poker immortality reached, Hooks has so much to offer looking back on the old days of the game.
Hand: David Bell opened from the button, Todd Bui raised from the small blind, and Bell made the call. Bui stood pat, Bell swapped one, Bui lead out and got a call. Bui stood pat, Bell asked for one, Bui lead out again and Bell let it go.
Hand: Bui raised, Bell three-bet and Bui called. Bell stood pat, Bui drew one, bell bet and Bui called. The next 2 draws went the same way, but when Bell lead the final draw, Bui folded.
Hand: Captain Tom Franklin raised, Bui called, and they both drew one. Bui check-called a bet from Franklin, drew one, and Franklin stood pat. Bui again check-called a bet from the Captain, they both stood pat, and this time Bui check-folded to Franklin's bet.