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Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Newhouse's Card Splits in Half; Lunkin Doubles

[user196676] • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Mark Newhouse Doesn't Know His Own Strength

Vitaly Lunkin open-shipped all in for his last 240,000 and it folded over to Mark Newhouse who raised the action to 525,000. The floor was called, however, as one of Newhouse's cards split down the center, breaking it into two even pieces. The floor was informed that he was dealt the card whole and snapped when he squeezed it out to look at it. The ruling stood that he would continue the hand with his current card and it would be replaced after the hand.

The rest of the table folded, allowing the hands to be turned over.

Lunkin: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Newhouse: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

It was in fact the {10-Spades} that was split in half, and the crowed erupted with laughter after it was moved piece by piece into view of the camera. The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, ensuring that Lunkin would score the double up to 560,000. The ten of spades was replaced and play resumed as normal.

Player Chips Progress
Mark Newhouse us
Mark Newhouse
us 4,505,000 -305,000
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 560,000 315,000

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