2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Steven Burkholder the Boat Holder

• Nivå 2: 100-200, 0 ante

With a flop of {5-Spades}{j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} already spread across the felt, Steven Burkholder checked from the small blind, moving the action over to an opponent in the cutoff.

The other player tossed out a bet of 1,500 and watched as Burkholder slowly cut out a raise to 4,500. When the opponent flatted in position, the turn card came {5-Hearts}.

Burkholder then led out for an 8,000 wager, and his opponent hemmed and hawed a bit before loudly announcing a call. The dealer burned and turned on fifth street, delivering a blank in the {3-Clubs}.

That's when Burkholder pushed a big stack of chips forward, and before the dealer could even count them down the other player grabbed his own stack and heaped it into the middle. A snap-call by Burkholder turned the cards face up.


Burkholder: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The busted player was crestfallen when he saw the bad news, and he made his displeasure known with a few obscenities muttered under his breath. Regaining his composure, the coolered player offered Burkholder a sincere "nice hand sir," before making his way from the tournament floor in a daze of devastation.

Chips Count
Steven Burkholder US 63,750 26,750

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