2010 World Series of Poker

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

Babel Rebuilding His Tower

Jakob Toestesen raised to 200,000 from early position and Benjamin Statz called around the table in the cutoff seat. In the small blind, Nicolas Babel squeezed in an all-in shove for 1.915 million total. Toestesen passed but Statz made the call to put Babel at risk. They were flipping a coin for, oh, about 4.2 million chips.

Showdown
Toestesen: {10-Clubs} {10-Hearts}
Babel: {A-Spades} {K-Hearts}

The flop was a swing and a miss, coming {9-Clubs} {8-Spades} {5-Spades}. The {9-Diamonds} turn put Babel one card from extinction, but the river {A-Hearts} was his salvation. Babel caught his pair to double up, and Statz has taken a hit back to an average stack of about 5.1 million.

Tags: Nicolas BabelJakob Toestesen