Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Baker Scoops a Huge Pot

• Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

We missed the preflop action, but caught up to see Rich Baker debating a call of his opponent’s all in on a flop of {4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Eventually Baker made the call, turning over {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}. His opponent flipped up {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}.

The turn came a {K-Hearts}, giving Baker trip kings, but this also gave his opponent a heart flush draw. The river was filled with momentary drama as the {8-Hearts} fell, giving Baker’s opponent a flush, but this card also gave Baker kings full of eights, which was enough to scoop a fair sized pot and bring Baker’s stack up to about 16,000.

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