2010 World Series of Poker

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

Soul Read for Pisano

Robert Pisano opened to 295,000, and both Benjamin Statz and Soi Nguyen put in the calls from the small and big blind respectively.

The blinds checked the {K-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} flop, and Pisano continued out with a 630,000-chip bet. Statz quickly ducked out while Nguyen made the call to see fourth street. It was the {9-Clubs} and he checked again. Pisano checked behind this time, and that brought them to the {K-Hearts} river. Nguyen took the lead now, firing out 900,000 at the pot. Pisano tanked and eventually called to see what was what.

Nguyen showed that his {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs} had turned a straight, but it was second-best. Pisano called him down with {4-Clubs} {4-Hearts}, and his baby full house was plenty good enough to drag the pot.

"Nice call!" one of his railbirds yelled.

"I knew it," Pisano replied. "Soul read."

That soul read has moved Pisano to about 10.6 million, while Nguyen is back to 20.85 million and still shaking his head back and forth slowly as the dealer prepares for the next hand.

Tags: Robert PisanoBenjamin StatzSoi Nguyen