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

Rice on Tilt

Shawn Rice

Shawn Rice raised to 25,000, and Pkejmanpatric Eskander called from the small blind. The flop fell {k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, and Eskander checked to Rice, who bet 35,000. Eskander called, and both players checked the {j-Spades} on the turn. The river was the {q-Hearts}, and they checked that as well. Rice turned over {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, but Eskander had out-turned him with {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. "You called me with ace-jack. You did the right thing," said Rice sarcastically. "It was suited," responded Eskander. "Oh, it was suited. Ok." Rice wasn't happy to have further reduced his already short stack.

A few minutes later, after a player in early position raised to 17,000, Rice moved all in from the small blind. The big blind folded, and Rice showed an ace. He'd apparently overlooked the early raiser and thought he was open-shoving on the big blind. After seeing the ace, the raiser folded. Rice moved back to 200,000 but was given a one-orbit penalty for exposing a card with action pending.

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