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

Varkonyi Sinking


There was a raise to 7,000 under the gun and it folded around to Robert Varkonyi in the big blind who called, his leg jiggling up and down. The under-the-gun raiser enquired, "How much you got?" (answer - 80,000) and they saw a flop.

They flop came down {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Varkonyi bet out 7,000. His opponent thought about it for a while and then called.

They saw a {9-Clubs} turn and the action was much the same, except that this time the bet from Varkonyi was 14,000. Again, his opponent paused, and then called.

The river came down the {5-Diamonds} and this time Varkonyi, still jiggling his leg, checked. His opponent checked behind, and Varkonyi turned over {8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. His opponent turned over a surprisingly good {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and took the pot.

The former world champion dropped to 55,000 and immediately downed a whole bottle of water as the TV cameras dispersed.

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