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

Theo Tran with One-Round Penalty on Short Stack

Theo Tran

Jonathan Driscoll raised to 44,000 from the hijack seat and action folded around to Theo Tran in the big blind. Tran only had about 100,000 in his stack and said, "Call," and then turned his hand over to expose {A-}{5-}. Tran thought he was calling all in, but still had chips behind. The floor was called and it was ruled that Tran's hand was live.

The dealer dealt the flop {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Tran flopped top two pair. Driscoll folded right away, not even bothering to continue with the hand as Tran sat with his head buried in his hands upset at himself. The floor then issued Tran a one-round penalty, which hurts even more as he's so short with just about 170,000 chips.

"God, how am I making these f***ing mistakes this deep in the f***ing tournament!" Tran uttered to himself as he walked away to serve his penalty. "I can't believe I just screwed up so bad!"

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