WSOP Tournament of Champions

Professors Lives to Play Another Hand

Johnny Chan raised it to 30,000 from the button, and after Huck Seed folded, Howard Lederer defended his big blind. The flop fell {10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, and Lederer checked. Chan checked behind. Things got much more interesting after the {q-Clubs} on the turn. Lederer checked again, and Chan bet 45,000. Then Howard check-raised all in for a total of 173,000. Chan spent several minutes in the tank...and emerged with a call.

Lederer: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Chan: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Chan had a world of outs, but the {2-Diamonds} wasn't one of them. Lederer doubled up to 360,000, leaving Chan crippled with 45,000.

Tags: howard LedererHuck SeedJohnny Chan