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

Sijpkens May Need a Time-Out

Michiel Sijpkens

We're not sure what's gotten into Michiel Sijpkens. It's like he decided about an hour ago that he wants to play a lot of very big pots with marginal holdings. We're kidding, of course, but Sijpkens has been involved in a great number of big pots since the last break.

It was Sijpkens getting things started again with a raise to 380,000. John Racener had position and called to a flop of {4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Sijpkens continued for 480,000, then called Racener's raise to 1.0 million straight.

The turn card was the {7-Clubs}. Sijpkens checked and drew a bet of 1.6 million from Racener. There was a pause as Sijpkens considered what to do. He finally opted to call to a {9-Hearts} river. Sijpkens checked again. Racener silently slid out a tall stack of lavender (100,000) and green (25,000) chips. It amounted to 3,925,000.

Sijpkens tanked for an eternity. We're guessing it was at least four minutes. Usually players that tank that long fold, but Sijpkens surprised us by calling. He couldn't beat trip sixes, which is what Racener showed down with {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Sijpkens, who had been looking so strong an hour ago, now finds himself on the short side of things with just 3.8 million in chips. Racener is up to almost 26 million.

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