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Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Maimone's Straight Beats Phillips


From the button, Carter Phillips raised to 13,500. In the big bind, Nick Maimone made the call and the flop came down {J-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Maimone checked and Phillips bet 16,000. Maimone called.

The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and both players checked to see the {3-Hearts} land on the river. Maimone checked and Phillips bet 30,000. Maimone fired back with a check-raise to 120,000 and Phillips snapped.

Maimone turned over the {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a six-high straight — a.k.a. the nuts. Phillips showed just the {5-Clubs} and mucked his other card.

Maimone moved to 670,000 and Phillips dropped to 536,500.

After the hand, Matt Marafioti said he also folded a five and said he had jack-five of spades. "You really took that long to fold?" said Haralabos Voulgaris, citing that Marafioti took a bit of time to fold preflop.

"I didn't take that long," came back Marafioti.

"Really? You looked at your cards 10 different ways," finished Voulgaris.

Player Chips Progress
Nick Maimone us
Nick Maimone
us 670,000 232,000
Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
us 536,500 -183,500

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