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

Baker Crippled, Brokos Soars


With 260,000 in the pot, Gualter Salles fired out 200,000 on the {J-}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop only to have David Baker make it 520,000 to go from the cutoff.

Andrew Brokos moved all in from the small blind for an additional 630,000, and once David Assouline in the big blind and Salles folded, Baker made the call.

Baker: {Q-}{Q-}
Brokos: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

With Salles stating he folded {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}, Brokos would need one of the remaining few clubs or an ace or jack to stay alive.

The repeat {7-} on the turn changed little, but it would the third club on the river that would send Brokos to 2,750,000 as Baker was left crippled with just 260,000 in chips.

Tags: David BakerAndrew BrokosGualter SallesDavid Assouline