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

Extra Time for Racener and Steven


In a hand that went more than five minutes into the break, John Racener opened for 275,000 pre-flop from middle position. Brandon Steven was next to act and three-bet to 775,000. Racener was the only caller to a flop of {8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {j-Spades}. Racener made a half-pot probe at Steven for 725,000. Steven called that bet. The price of poker was more expensive on the river {8-Clubs}, where Racener bet 1.9 million. He became very still, even to the point of ceasing to chew his gum.

"Well, if I call and I'm wrong, what will I have left?" Steven pondered. Then he looked at Michael Mizrachi and asked, "Do you have a coin I can borrow?"

Finally, five minutes into the break, Steven gave up. "I guess I'll get to see it on TV," he said. "I think you turned a jack." He folded, allowing the table to go to break.

Tags: Brandon StevenJohn Racener