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Hands #34-36: Olivier Busquet Hits Miraculous Runner-Runner to Double

Webjoker • Level 20: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Olivier Busquet

Hand #34: Vladimir Troyanovskiy opened to 175,000 from the hijack with {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Everyone folded their marginal hands, and Troyanovskiy took it down uncontested.

Hand #35: Troyanovskiy opened with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} in early position to 175,000, and again took it down without anyone putting up a fight.

Hand #36: Sven Reichardt opened for 160,000 from middle position and Olivies Busquet three-bet all in for 1,545,000 from the button. Reichardt instantly called. Busquet had {A-Spades}{2-Spades} and was in big trouble against Reichardt's {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}.

Commentators Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan remembered Busquet's eighth-place finish in the EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller: "History likely to repeat itself, as Reichardt almost flops him dead. Less than one percent equity," they said after the {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{K-Clubs} flop gave Reichardt a full house.

Scott Seiver wasn't convinced of Busquet's nearing bustout though, and talked about the option of getting runner-runner eights. "Or ace-ace!" he added after the {A-Hearts} hit the turn.

It was still a long shot for Busquet, but he did have a chance. The {A-Diamonds} hit the river and the table and commentators were in shock, though some acted like they had seen it many times before. With their online backgrounds, they most likely have.

Player Chips Progress
Sven Reichardt de
Sven Reichardt
de 3,470,000 -165,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 3,290,000 20,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 3,290,000 1,745,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 2,875,000 -200,000
Morten Klein no
Morten Klein
no 2,050,000 -200,000
Daniel Colman us
Daniel Colman
us 2,050,000 -200,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 1,895,000 -255,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 1,455,000 375,000

Tags: Olivier BusquetSven ReichardtVladimir Troyanovskiy