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

Henderson Takes Down a Monster

• Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Aaron Henderson

On the last hand before break, we walked up to a ton of chips in the middle preflop and Ray Kluever contemplating his move from the small blind.

It appeared that the action had started with Ronaldo Rodriguez opening from middle position, with a raise from Kluever to 11,500. Henderson had four-bet all in from the big blind and Rodriguez called all in for approximately 39,000.

"Do I go for the triple up," Kluever asked. He seemingly agonized over his decision and then said "I have big slick," which prompted a warning from the dealer to not talk about his hand. Finally, Kluever said, "Screw it, I came to win" and made the call.

He was in bad shape with his {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} as Henderson turned over {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and Rodriguez had them both crushed with {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}. The flop was {10-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and Kluever cheered as he had flopped broadway. Almost in unison, though the table said "diamonds" and the dealer cruelly turned the {6-Diamonds} to seal it for Henderson.

The {4-Hearts} completed the board as Kluever and Rodriguez stood stunned. Rodriguez finished in 38th place, Kluever in 37th and Henderson is now the big daddy with 285,000.

Player Chips Progress
Aaron Henderson us
Aaron Henderson
us 285,000 169,300
Ray Kluever
Ray Kluever
Ronaldo Rodriguez us
Ronaldo Rodriguez
us Busted