Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Boyd Stunned


It's hard to know how the pot developed, but somehow Dutch Boyd and an opponent wound up at the river of a {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} board. With about 13,000 chips in the pot and the ESPN cameras recording the action, Boyd used his first action to bet out 5,200. His opponent dove into the think tank while Boyd waited silently to see what would happen. After about a minute, the other player matched Boyd's 5,200.

Boyd said a few inaudible words and shook his head without showing his hand, seemingly indicating that he had been caught bluffing. Neither player opened his hand until Boyd made a circling motion with his finger as if to say, "Flip over your cards." His opponent finally opened {10-Spades}{8-Spades} for two pair, tens and nines. Boyd looked visibly stunned by the holding and flicked his cards into the muck.

"Nice hand," he said, but he could be seen shaking his head and talking to himself for a few moments after the hand. It's not all bad for Boyd though. He still has 44,000 chips.

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