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

River Spade for Coultas Busts Moreno

Andrew Moreno (Day 4)

When PokerNews arrived at the table, the board read {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{K-Spades} between threes players; Charles Coultas, Andrew Moreno and Lasse Soerensen.

According to a fellow member of the media, Moreno had opened with a raise preflop to approximately 45,000 and Soerensen called from the cutoff seat. Coultas called from the small bind and the flop was dealt {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades}. It was said that Coultas checked, Moreno fired a continuation bet of 79,000 and Soerensen called. Coultas also called and all three players remained in to see the turn.

Fourth street brought the {K-Spades} and Coultas checked. Moreno kept his foot on the gas and fired 162,000. Soerensen took a minute, then called. Coultas had other things in mind, though, and raised all in, having both players covered. Moreno went into the tank. He had just about 480,000 behind and his tournament would be on the line if he were to call.

At one point while tanking, Moreno asked Soerensen how much he had and got an eyeballed count. After a couple minutes, he finally made the call. It was at this point that Amnon Filippi yelled out, "Hey ESPN, we've got a huge pot over you're going to want to film!" and the cameras came rushing over from another table. Soerensen was still tanking, though.

The cameras got to the table and quickly set up while Soerensen thought. He took some time, but eventually folded. Later it was rumored that Soerensen folded {K-}{J-} for top two pair.

"Do you have it?" Moreno asked looking at Coultas. No one turned over their hand yet as the cameras locked in on everything. Coultas didn't respond, which then Moreno confidently showed the {K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for two pair, kings and fives. Coultas held the {A-Spades}{10-Spades} for a combo draw and needed a queen or a spade on the river.

There was a little bit of a pause while the cameras rolled and the rail right next to the table became flooded with fans of both players. The dealer was given the go ahead by the ESPN crew and that's when Moreno looked at his rail of friends and said, "This is what it's all about!"

The river was dealt and the {3-Spades} hit the felt, delivering a flush to Coultas and eliminating Moreno from the tournament. Moreno collected himself off to the side of the table, coping with what could have been. After a minute, he returned to the table to be escorted to the payout desk while Coultas began stacking up his new found wealth.

It took Coultas a few minutes to stack all of the chips from the pot, but when he was done, his stack amounted to just under three million. Soerensen was left with 680,000 after folding the turn.

Player Chips Progress
Charles Coultas us
Charles Coultas
us 2,950,000 1,952,000
Lasse Soerensen
Lasse Soerensen
680,000 -128,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us Busted

Tags: Andrew MorenoCharles CoultasLasse Soerensen