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

There's No Dominating Charles Norris


Brian Horton must have thought he was in pretty good shape when he called the small blind's all-in shove. Horton tabled {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, which in most instances would be a pre-flop favorite against the small blind's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. But the small blind in this hand was Charles "Chuck" Norris, whose actual hand can beat any poker hand, even a so-called "dominating" hand. Sure enough, the flop came {2-Clubs}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts} to give Norris trip queens.

"Heart?" asked Horton. He started to say thank you when the turn came {2-Hearts}, until Tony Dunst pointed out "That's no good." Indeed, the turn gave Norris a full house. The river blanked {j-Diamonds} and Norris had doubled up.

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