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Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Varkonyi Loses One


The 2002 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Robert Varkonyi is currently seated in the orange section of the Amazon Room. We found him limp from under the gun plus one and have one other player follow suit. The small blind completed and the big blind checked his option.

The four players saw {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and the blinds checked to Varkonyi who bet 400. The fourth player folded and the small blind called. The big blind also flung away his hand and the two were heads up to the turn. They both checked the {5-Hearts} and did so again on the {4-Spades} river.

"I have a pair of eights," said Varkonyi, showing {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}.

Varkonyi's opponent showed {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for eights with a higher kicker and the pot was pushed to the opposite side of the table from Varkonyi.

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