Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em


In poker, there are few things more refreshing than flopping top set and watching your opponent bet it for you. Moments ago, that's exactly what happened to Steve "The Big Show" Topakas in a hand against Carl Booth.

Booth opened the hand with a raise to 11,000 and Topakas flatted holding pocket queens in the small blind.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and Topakas checked to Booth who moved all in, putting Topakas to an (easy) decision for all of his chips. When the cards were revealed, Booth showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and was well behind Topakas' three queens.

The turn and river ran out {8-Spades}, {6-Diamonds} and The Big Show took down the pot, improving to 78,000 in chips. Booth fell to 15,000 in chips in the loss.