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Riding the Roller Coaster

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Alex Wu

After that earlier hand against Alex Wu, Thomas Muehloecker saw his stack go down, then back up again in two straight hands.

Pre-flop, it was Thomas against Alex again, with Alex going all-in for his last 11,650 in chips and Thomas making the call.

Alex: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Thomas: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

With the better hand, it looked like Thomas was set to finish off Alex's stack. The dealer had other plans, as the flop came {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts} to thrust Alex into the lead.

The turn was a blank and the river {a-Diamonds} only improved Alex's hand even more, doubling him up and reducing Thomas' stack to about 47,000.

One hand after, Thomas was at it again as he got it all-in pre-flop with {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts} against a short-stacked player's {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. The short stack looked prime for a double-up but a nine on the flop gave Thomas the lead.

The turn and river blanked out, sending the short stack out and boosting Thomas' stack back up to about 51,000.

Tags: Alex WuThomas Muehloecker