Gus Hansen, the man with 85% of chips in play, down to two at the WPT Championship, $25k event at the Bellagio is currently blessed with the anti-doom switch. He’s had a set over set situation to bust Tommy Legend, he needed a non-flush 7 outter on river to bust another, and shoved with 7hi flush draw against second place chips with 4 left….GG Gus, $3.3M is alright. I’m sure the other guys that play high stakes PLO with him on Tilt are excited.
Check out the biggest pot of the tourney, where he was involved with Cory Carroll – nice call Cory – tough result, a $2.5M ish downtick, but nice call anyway: as reported by cardplayer….
Hand #16 – David Chiu has the button in seat 3, and there is no small blind. Hansen raises from the cutoff to 480,000, Carroll reraises from the big blind to 1.65 million, and Hansen thinks for a bit before he calls. The two chipleaders apparently aren’t afraid to mix it up in a big pot.
The flop comes QJ6, Carroll checks, and Hansen stands up to get a better look at Carroll’s chip stack across the table. After about two minutes of thinking with a pained expression on his face, Gus Hansen moves all in, and the crowd gasps.
Carroll looks surprised, but he takes his time, rechecking his cards and taking a close look at his own chip stack. If he calls and wins, he would be a dominant chipleader with 15 million, but if he loses, he’s out of the tournament in fourth place. If he folds, he’ll still have a little less than 6 million in chips, which is still a solid second on the leaderboard. Carroll seems to be studying everything but his opponent — he only gives occasional glances Hansen’s way.
Several times, it looks like Carroll has come to a decision, but then he continues thinking. He’s definitely not Hollywooding it here.
Carroll finally calls all in for 6,925,000, and the crowd gasps. Carroll shows AJfor a pair of jacks. Hansen shows 75 for a diamond flush draw, and he’ll need to improve to bust Carroll here.
The turn is the Q, and Carroll is still in the lead with two pair. Hansen needs any diamond but the queen (which would give Carroll a full house) to win the pot.
The river card is — the 3!
The crowd screams as Gus Hansen rivers a diamond flush to win the biggest pot of the tournament.
Cory Carroll made the right call but got the wrong result, and he is eliminated in fourth place, earning $593,645.
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