2020 WPT World Online Championships

FULL-HOUSE VS QUADS in the WSOP Main Event! Could Selbst have gotten away?

FULL-HOUSE VS QUADS in the WSOP Main Event! Could Selbst have gotten away?

You wait an entire year for the World Series of Poker Main Event to roll around. You register. You find out that you’re on the feature table. You take your seat. “Person, woman, man, camera, TV.” I mean “lights, camera, action”.

You look down at Aces. You flop top set. You turn a boat. Chips are being shoveled into the pot. Your victim is on the hook... or so you think.

Top boat versus quads in level 1 of the Main Event - it’s a poker player’s nightmare. It was also Vanessa Selbst’s reality in 20178 when she faced off against Gaelle Baumann in one of the most famous WSOP hands of all-time.

In the latest animated strategy video from ‘The Chip Race’, Dara O’Kearney and guest analyst Daiva Byrne (@baltic_blonde) break down the hand on every street, ultimately making the case that Selbst could and should have gotten away.

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The Chip Race is a weekly podcast sponsored by Unibet Poker (@UnibetPoker), available on Apple Music, SoundCloud and Stitcher. The 13th Season kicked off last week with a show featuring Lon McEachern and Dan Smith. The next show will star Isaac Haxton and Patrick Leonard.

Follow @daraokearney, @dklappin and @thechiprace on Twitter and, if you want even more from two of the game’s best and most prolific content creators, be sure to check out their hilarious new spin-off YouTube web show ‘The Lock-In’. The last two shows featured Jamie Kerstetter and Luke Vrabel and are available to watch here.

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