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Event #3: £1,075 No-Limit Hold'em

Aces All Over, Some Good, Some Bad


Demis Hassabis was down to 16,000, right at ten big blinds, when he open-shoved in early position. The table folded around to Elior Sion a few seats over, and he re-shoved all in over the top. Everyone else was scared off, and the cards were on their backs with Hassabis at risk.

Hassabis: {4-Clubs} {4-Diamonds}
Sion: {A-Hearts} {A-Spades}

Hassabis stood from his chair and grabbed his coat, uttering a few hushed expletives under his breath. The flop came {Q-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {9-Spades}, and Hassabis put one arm into his coat just as the dealer plunked the {4-Spades} down on fourth street. Stopped dead in his tracks, Hassabis pulled his arm back out of the sleeve and put his coat back over his seatback. The river {K-Diamonds} ensured he'll be sticking around, now with twice as many chips as before. He's up to 35,000 now.

At an adjacent table, another aces-verus-small-pair hand played out immediately after. This time it was Wesley Pantling with the {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs}, and he was looking to knock off the {5-Diamonds} {5-Spades} of Dominic Wells. The aces held this time as the board ran {4-Clubs} {10-Spades} {6-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} {4-Spades}, sending Wells out the door.

Tags: Demis HassabisDominic WellsElior SionWesley Pantling