Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Days:
123

Hand #181-184: Ace-High's Good

[user101598] • Level 7: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Chris Bell

Hand #181: Noah Bronstein raised to 60,000 in the small blind, Eric Wasserson called in the big blind, and the flop fell {4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{7-Spades}. Both players checked. The turn was the {k-Hearts}, the two checked again, and the river was the {5-Diamonds}. Bronstein led out for 65,000, Wasserson called, and Wasserson won the pot with {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

Hand #182: Chris Bell was first to act, and raised to 50,000. No one called.

Hand #183: Phil Galfond completed out of the small blind, Bell checked in the big blind, and the flop was {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Galfond led out for 26,000, and Bell folded.

Hand #184: Galfond raised to 40,000 on the button, Bell called in the small blind, and Kory Kilpatrick defended the big blind. The dealer fanned {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, both players in the blinds checked, and Galfond continued for 26,000. Only Bell called.

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, Bell checked again, and Galfond tossed out another 62,000. The river was a third club - the {2-Clubs} - and Bell knuckled a third time. Galfond slid out a final bullet worth 130,000. Bell considered the bet for a moment, rechecked his cards, then sat back in his chair. The North Carolina native crossed his arms, scratched his head, then grabbed some chips, riffling them with his left hand.

Bell shot a few looks at Galfond, then finally called. Galfond showed what looked like {10-}{6-}, and it was no good against Bell's {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for ace-high.

Tags: Chris BellEric WassersonKory KilpatrickNoah BronsteinPhil Galfond