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Ngu Gets Half Slow Rolled

Jessica Ngu

On a board reading {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, Nathanael Seet made a small 1,000-chip feeler bet out of the small blind. The big blind min-raised to 2,000, and one to his left, Jessica Ngu called. Seet called as well, and the river brought the {9-Clubs}. Seet checked to the big blind, who bet 3,000, Ngu raised to 10,000, earning an insta-fold from Seet. The big blind called, and Ngu tabled {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for the rivered jack-high straight. Her opponent angrily tossed his cards toward the dealer, and they flipped up in the process but landed face down. It was unclear whether he realized he chopped the pot with {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and was unhappy because he had turned the best hand, or if he initially thought he had lost. Ngu certainly thought she had scooped the pot for a few seconds. Either way, the dealer allowed him to turn his cards face up and divided the pot between both players.

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