£4,250 Main Event

Blain Escapes Own Trap

Yardley • Level 2: 75-150, 0 ante

Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Dermot Blain opened under-the-gun for 400 and got one caller, Leonard John Readle on the button. They saw a flop of {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{a-Spades} and Blain check-called a bet of 600 as Readle started talking to him about the range of hands he might have. The turn was the {4-Spades} and Blain checked again as Readle kept up the chatter and bet 1,100. When Blain called Readle said, “Really?”

The river was the {6-Clubs} and a last check from Blain saw a bet of 3,500 hit the felt. A lot of chatter from Readle saw Blain turn over the {a-Diamonds} and fold. He wouldn't take the bet that Readle was offering that he had ace-king, keeping his money firmly in his pocket. Readle couldn't resist and showed him his {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} prompting Blain to say, "I thought I was trapping, I was drawing dead."

Just then Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree arrived to sit to Readle's right. He took a swig of his pint and said, "I've got no chance now."

Player Chips Progress
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 30,000 30,000
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
Full Tilt
ie 27,000 -3,000

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