2010 World Series of Poker

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

Baldwin Turns a Double Play

Eric Baldwin

Andrew Brokos opened to 80,000 from the button, and small blind Eric Baldwin reraised all in for his full stack of 780,000 chips.

Showdown
Brokos: {A-Clubs} {8-Clubs}
Baldwin: {10-Hearts} {J-Hearts}

"Ace-eight of clubs versus jack-ten of hearts," Brokos astutely noted, announcing the hands for his railbird friends who are too far away to see the cards. "I'm ahead."

"For now," Adam Levy said from the nine seat. "But your hand is way behind in prettiness."

The flop came out {4-Hearts} {J-Spades} {6-Diamonds}, and Baldwin pulled himself into the lead. "Jack-six-four," Brokos announced again. "I'm way behind!"

The turn {10-Spades} gave Baldwin two pair, but Brokos still seemed to be sweating the river. "Ten," he said. "No help." After another couple seconds, he realized he was drawing dead. "Oh, he has two pair!" he finally noticed.

The meaningless {9-Spades} filled out the board, and Brokos paid off his debt to double "basebaldy" up to 1.41 million. He and Brokos have essentially traded stacks.

Tags: Andrew BrokosEric Baldwin