RE: Two thrilling World Series of Poker® Main Event hands ended in heartbreaking final card losses

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RE: Two thrilling World Series of Poker® Main Event hands ended in heartbreaking final card losses

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event is getting tighter and tighter as blinds go up and players are eliminated, which means we’re getting to see some positively thrilling hands.

There were two Day 2C hands that ended with heartbreak for a couple of players facing flush draws, and Lady Luck just wasn’t on their sides.

We’ll start with this one:

 

Steve Gurney-Goldman ended up with 9-7 of diamonds, and David Israelite had a 6-5 of hearts. The flop came out with a 9 and 6 of clubs and a 6 of diamonds. That gave Goldman a shot at a flush and Israelite a set of threes. The video jumps to the moment there’s a 3 of diamonds on the turn, which gives Goldman a 23 percent chance at a win.

Eventually, they get to an all-in showdown, and Goldman needs a 9 or a diamond for a win. What comes up on the river? A 9. Israelite stays alive, but he had a good chunk of his 92,000 chips taken away.

Hand No. 2:

 

Daniel Bartel has an Ace-10 of spades while facing Alan Cutler and his King-9 of hearts. With a 4 of spades and a 10-2 of hearts on the flop, Cutler pushes all-in and Bartel, with top pair, calls. Cutler needs a heart or a king with the next two cards to win. Out comes a two on the turn … and then they watch as an 8 of hearts lands on the river. Bartel packs up and goes home.

See original article at http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/07/world-series-of-poker-2017-main-event-hold-em-amazing-endings-river-flush-draws-videos

By: | July 13, 2017 8:20 am

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