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

"You called with 7-4??"

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Stefan Martin is up to around 45k after a big hand with {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}.

While we didn't catch the pre-flop action, we did see the big pot as it developed on a flop of {4-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{4-Spades}. Martin checked the flop from the small blind, then a player in late position went all-in for his remaining 5k. The player on the button called the all-in bet but then faced a check-raise to 13k from Martin.

The player on the button didn’t seem surprised yelling, “Well.. we all knew he was going to do that… Jeez.”

After about a minute, the player on the button decided not to call the additional 8k and the cards were flipped.

The player all-in showed {A-}{K-} for top pair but was dominated by Martin’s three of a kind with {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. The turn and river came {7d }and {J-Diamonds} to give Martin a full house and seal the knockout.

The player on the button then yelled at Martin, “You called a pre-flop raise with 7-4?? What the hell is the matter with you?”

Martin didn’t seemed phased at all responding, “7 to win 33,” hinting at his good odds before the flop.

Martin is up around 45k and a commanding chip leader at his table.

Tags: Stefan Martin