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

Fireworks on the Last Hand!

As the rest of the room filed out for the break, there was a huge pot in progress at the outer table.

First into the pot was Duy Le, and he came in raising to 305,000 before Jonathan Duhamel reraised to 865,000 in the small blind. Robert Pisano made the overcall from the big blind, and Le called as well to put a big-but-soon-to-be-much-larger pot in the middle of the table.

Three-handed, the flop came {3-Spades} {7-Clubs} {2-Diamonds}. Duhamel knocked the table, and Pisano took the betting lead with a wager of 1.65 million chips. Le ducked out of the way, but Duhamel stuck in the relatively quick call to see fourth street.

It was the {A-Clubs} and it was the action card. Duhamel led out into the pot now, sliding forward a bet of 1.875 million. Pisano tanked and moved all in over the top, and Duhamel called all in for 4.46 million to put himself at risk. But in reality, he was not at risk in any way as the cards were turned up:

Pisano: {A-Spades} {K-Hearts}
Duhamel: {4-Spades} {5-Spades}

Pisano could not believe what his opponent turned over, and Duhamel's turned wheel left his opponent shaking his head and mumbling to himself. He was already cutting out the chips he owed as the meaningless {6-Hearts} filled out the board.

When the dust settled, Pisano is left with just 320,000 chips, and we'd bet this twenty-minute break won't be a happy one for him. Duhamel was still stacking chips several minutes into the break, and the floor man offered to help him.

"No thanks," Duhamel replied. "I'm having fun."

You bet he is. He's all the way up to 21.6 million courtesy of that monsterpotten.

Tags: Duy LeJonathan DuhamelRobert Pisano