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Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Varkonyi and Selbst Tangle Again

Vanessa Selbst

Robert Varkonyi opened with a raise to 4,500 from the cutoff, and Vanessa Selbst called from the button. The blinds got out, and the flop came {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Varkonyi bet 9,000, then Selbst raised to 26,000. "Seventeen more?" Varkonyi asked of the dealer. His math confirmed, Varkonyi made the call.

The turn was the {K-Clubs}. This time Varkonyi bet 25,000. Selbst leaned over to see how much he had left, then made the call.

The river was the {K-Diamonds}. Now it was Varkonyi leaning over to see what Selbst had left -- more than he. He then announced he was all in. Selbst went deep into the tank, then finally made the call.

When the two players revealed their hands, both were surprised at what they saw. Varkonyi tabled {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}. And Selbst {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}! Again the pair was chopping up a big pot.

"You're so lucky, that's the worst hand I could have there," said Selbst, shaking her head. "How can you call that?" said Varkonyi with a grin.

Selbst has about 240,000 at present, while Varkonyi has 145,000.

Tags: Robert VarkonyiVanessa Selbst