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Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

Hall Saved From Having a Heart Attack

dsalituro • Level 19: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Galen Hall

A-5 Triple Draw

Galen Hall raised from under the gun and both Daniel Strelitz on the button and small blind Philip Eisman called.

"I predict this could be a big one," tablemate Frank Kassela said as he rose from his seat.

Hall bet after drawing one and Strelitz called. Eisman check-raised and both opponents called.

He stood pat while Hall took one and Strelitz two. Only Hall called a bet after the second draw as Eisman stood pat again.

Hall took one and Eisman checked. Hall took the opportunity to bet and Eisman snap-called, announcing "7-6 perfect."

"No good," the WSOP bracelet winner said, turning over 6-5-3-2-A to win the pot.

After the hand, Hall admitted he almost misread his hand and thought he had two deuces. "I almost had a heart attack. It wouldn't be the first time I did that today," he said, relieved that he got to stack the chips.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
us 550,000 210,000
Philip Eisman us
Philip Eisman
us 480,000 20,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 470,000 130,000

Tags: Daniel StrelitzGalen HallPhilip Eisman