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

Kirsch Cooling His Heels for a Round


A curious hand at David Benyamine's table has resulted in a one-round penalty for Richard Kirsch. Benyamine opened with the first raise under the gun. We're not sure if Kirsch called that raise or re-raised, but we do know that button player Richard Morgan made it 200,000 to go. The blinds and Benyamine then folded.

"Well, you know what I have," said Kirsch. "I'm all in and I've got the aces. I don't think you can fold though. You have too much equity. Or maybe you can fold."

Kirsch's stack was counted down as roughly 450,000. It was 250,000 back to Morgan as he tanked.

"I have the aces," said Kirsch. "I'll show either way. You've just been running too good."

A floor supervisor happened to be watching the hand. When Morgan did finally fold and Kirsch was pushed the pot, the supervisor assessed a one-round penalty on Kirsch for disclosing the contents of his hand.

Tags: Richard KirschRichard Morgan