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

A Cruel Turn for Beckman

"What the f**k is going on?" said Ryan Dodge, who was sitting in the small blind as this hand unfolded.

Our eyebrows were raised too. See if you can follow along.

Garrett Beckman opened for 24,000 from under-the-gun. Jose Nadal called from UTG+1, and Alan Keating three-bet to 75,000. Vazgen Terpogosyan cold-called on the button, David Baker called from the big blind, and with the action back on Beckman, he four-bet to 210,000. Nadal folded, Keating folded, Terpogosyan called, and Baker folded.

Got that?

The flop came down {6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Beckman snap-shoved for 900,000 and Terpogosyan snap-called for his remaining 487,000.

Beckman {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Terpogosyan {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}

Beckman's kings were miles ahead of Terpogosyan's underpair and gutshot straight draw, but the {5-Clubs} hit the turn, making Terpogosyan a set. The {2-Spades} on the river filled him up and Terpogosyan raked in the 1.68 million pot, leaving a stunned Beckman with only 520,000.

Tags: Garrett BeckmanVazgen Terpogosyan