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

Racener Out of the Gate


It's quiet in here. Very, very quiet. We imagine that the pressure of what these players can potentially accomplish is keeping their lips zipped for now. Winning a few early pots helps to relieve that tension. John Racener has his first chips. He opened to 275,000 from early position and was called by Michiel Sijpkens. Sijpkens check-folded to a bet of 385,000 on a coordinated flop of {8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}.

By the way, if our information is accurate, Sijpkens could become the youngest Main Event champion ever if he were to go the distance from here. He would eclipse the mark -- set just last year by Joe Cada -- by approximately five months.

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