Main Event

Riding the Roller Coaster

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