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Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Exit Esposito



We just lost 1999 World Series of Poker bracelet winner and 23rd place finisher in last year's Main Event, John Esposito. Dan Shak and David Oppenheim were both involved in this hand that got scooped by the latter.

John Esposito{x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades} / {x-}
Dan Shak{x-}{x-} / {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}
David Oppenheim{x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades} / {x-}

On fourth street both Shak and Oppenheim checked to Esposito who bet, and both player called. Shak checked sixth street and Oppenheim bet, Esposito raised all in, Shak three-bet and Oppenheim put in the fourth raise. Shak called.

On seventh street Shak bet and Oppenheim called. Shak showed {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for two pair, and Oppenheim tabled {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for trip deuces and an eight-seven-four-three-deuce low. Esposito mucked his cards and Oppenheim took down this big pot.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 401,000 -60,400
David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
us 287,000 70,000
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us Busted

Tags: David OppenheimJohn EspositoDan Shak