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

Anthony Nicholson Makes a Great Decision

• Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

A player in early position raised to 800. The action folded around to the highjack who decided to call as well as Anthony Nicholson, an employee at Firelake Grand Casino, in the cutoff.

The three players saw a suited flop of {8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and all three decided to check.

The {3-Spades} turn was an action card. When checked to him, Nicholson fired out 1,625 and found a quick reraise all in from the initial preflop raiser. The third player got out of the way leaving Nicholson with a decision for his tournament life.

He asked the raiser, "Flop the flush?"

The response he received, "something like that," must have clued Nicholson in to his opponents holdings because he put his remaining 7,700 into the middle shortly after the exchange and found himself well ahead of his opponent.

Nicholson: {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Opponent: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

Drawing to the remaining nine hearts, the {4-Clubs} river brought no help for the draw and Nicholson chips up to 21,700.

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