Richard Sklar leaned back in his chair to tell our reporter about a hand that just went down on his table. The hand history wasn't overly detailed, but Sklar was able to get most of the key points across. The main thing was that three big hands clashed in a round of limit hold'em.
The three players were Sklar, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Sklar had ace-king, Grospellier had pocket kings, and Mizrachi held pocket aces. The action was capped preflop, and then there was lots of betting on the flop, turn, and river. Mizrachi's aces held up, and he was able to scoop a large pot and moved up to 122,000 in chips.
"That's how lucky this guy is!" exclaimed Sklar after telling the story of the hand, pointing to Mizrachi with a smile. "That's how lucky he is to get aces in that spot!"
"Yeah, but I wish it was no-limit hold'em!" yelled back Mizrachi.
Sklar was knocked back a little to 78,000, and Grospellier dropped to 38,000. Below are the rest of the counts from the table.