2013 World Series of Poker

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

Beckstead Hits a Straight Flush to Send One Home

BrettC • Nivå 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Just before break we saw Thomas Beckstead collecting a huge pot. Beckstead was holding {4-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on a board of {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for a straight flush. He was able to relay the action to us.

Beckstead told us that he opened and got three-bet by a player in position. Beckstead then four-bet and he was flatted by the player in position.

The flop came down {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Beckstead continued with a bet for 22,500 which he said was about half the pot. The player flatted again. On the {10-Diamonds} turn, Beckstead checked to the player, who bet out 29,000 which was "small" relative to the pot according to Beckstead. He called the bet. On the {3-Hearts} river, the players got all the money in. The other player was holding {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for the nut flush, with a pair of tens on the turn, so Beckstead was only drawing to a three to win the hand. Fortunately for him, he hit his gin card which gave both players a monster hand.

Beckstead moved to 448,000 after the hand which put him close to the top of the chip counts.

Chips Count
Thomas Beckstead US 448,000 161,000

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