2010 World Series of Poker

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

Hand #149: Racener Doubles Again

John Racener

Filippo Candio has the button in Seat 8.

John Racener opens to 2.2 million. Action folds around to Jonathan Duhamel in the big blind. He re-raises all in, bringing Duhamel's rail (directly in front of our desk) to their feet.

It will take all of Racener's chips to call. After a minute, he does indeed call!

Racener: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Duhamel: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Racener was relucant to put his chips in the middle and can't be happy to see Duhamel's Big Slick. But the {q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop turns everything around. It pairs Racener's kicker and now he is the dominating favorite over Duhamel.

The turn is more paint, the {j-Diamonds}. It gives Duhamel a few additional outs to come from behind and knock Racener out of the tournament.

There is a long pause before the river. With Racener leaning over the table, tense with anticipation, the dealer burns and turns a harmless {3-Clubs}. For the second time in 11 hands, John Racener doubles up. His 16,950,000 becomes more than 34 million after Duhamel pays him off. Duhamel is down to about 26 million.

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