Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Just Say Pot


An under-the-gun player opened for 200 and received calls from both the hijack and David Benyamine on the button. When action reached Beth Shak in the small blind, she threw in a raise to 1,000. The big blind then woke up with a raise of his own, making it 3,200 to go. Action folded back around to Shak and she announced she wanted to raise, although she wasn't sure how to say that she wanted to be the size of the pot.

Her opponent told her just to say "pot," which is exactly what she did. The big blind quickly moved all in for his last 15,000, Shak Called, and the hands were turned up:

Shak: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}
Big Blind: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

It was a bit of a Level-1 cooler for the big blind as the board ran out {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. The big blind made his way to the exit while Shak raked in the pot, bringing her stack up to 45,000.

Tags: Beth Shak