Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Foster's Spittin' Chips

Foster Hays - party liaison?

Foster Hays is beginning to turn this final table into a shove-fest, but as a result of two big hands, he's now down to 1.3 million in chips.

Earlier, the action folded around to Hays who open-shoved from the small blind for 1,285,000 with {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}, but Tristan Wade snap-called from the big blind with {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. The flop of {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} changed nothing, but the turn of the {9-Clubs} sent Hays' supporters into a frenzy. The river {7-Diamonds} completed the board, and Hays started screaming with joy.

A railbird accused Hays of spitting on Wade while he was yelling, to which Hays shot back a rather strange response: "YEAH! I SPIT!" Hays is really enjoying himself at this final table; he was practically stoic in the early stages of Day 3, but as he's begun to down more beers, he's loosened up and is constantly chatting with everyone on the rail.

Then, in the very next hand, the action folded around to Hays, who jammed from the button, but this time, Jeffrey Lavelle snap-called from the big blind.

Lavelle: {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Hays: {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Both players paired up on the flop of {7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, but Lavelle's hand was best all the way as the turn and river ran out {5-Spades}, {2-Clubs} to see him double up through Hays.

Chip Counts
2,500,000 700,000
1,400,000 130,000
1,300,000 -110,000