Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

End-of-Night River Queen Hurts Johnson, Helps Gulyy

Shamus • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

One last bit of end-of-night drama to report, this one a big hand involving Mike Johnson and Yury Gulyy. (In fact, this one happened at super-big-stack Chris McClung's table, though he wasn't involved.) We came upon this one on the river, but full details were related to us shortly afterward.

Back-and-forthing before the flop ended with Gulyy four-betting and Johnson calling. The flop came {6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}, and Gulyy continued with a bet of 8,000. Johnson raised to 17,000, then Gulyy appeared as though he desired to reraise again, but had only put out the calling chips and reached back, and so a call it was. The turn then brought the {10-Clubs}, at which point Gulyy shoved his remaining 30,000 or so and Johnson quickly called.

Gulyy tabled the {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and Johnson the {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}. There was about 110,000 in the middle, chips that appeared likely headed Johnson's way. But then came the river -- the {Q-Clubs}! Gulyy had hit his two-outer, and ends the day with that large stack.

"Oh, I couldn't have played it any better!" said Johnson afterwards, noting that he'd likely have been among the Day 1c chip leaders had he avoided that river queen. Instead he bags up a little over 39,000.

Tags: Mike JohnsonYury Gulyy