2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Romano Forced To Fold a Set?

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Ray Romano

Ray Romano is getting shorter and with all eyes on him he's trying not to make any mistakes.

A player under the gun + 1 raised to 1,700. The player in the hijack, Romano, the small blind, and the big blind all called creating a five-way pot heading to the flop.

The board came down {J-Spades}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades} and both blinds checked to the orignal raiser. He pushed out a bet of 7,000 that only Romano and the small blind called.

The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and once again the small blind checked to the original raiser. The player announced an all in for a total of 44,000.

"How much is it," Romano asked who was next to act. He put his hand on his head and counted his chips several times. It would've costed Romano more than half his stack to make the call. After a few seconds, Romano pulled his hat down over his face and announced that he was folding. Oddly though, Romano held onto his cards, even with another player still to act. The player in the small blind folded as well and the pot was awarded to the original raiser.

Romano still didn't release his cards though. He held his cards as if he was about to turn them up, but eventually tossed them into the muck, stating that he had "nines," which would've been middle set. Whether or not he had pocket nines or not is still a mystery though, as he never showed the cards and sent them into the muck just a few seconds after the hand.

Chips Count
Ray Romano 65,000 -10,000