Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Balkin Doubles; Selbst Crippled

Australian David Balkin opened for 85,000 from the cutoff and was met with a three-bet to 205,000 from Vanessa Selbest in the small blind. After the big blind got out of the way, Balkin pushed all in for 940,000 total and Selbst made the call.



It was a classic flip, but not after the flop fell {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} and delivered Balkin a set. Suddenly Selbst's overs were no good and she was left looking for a five to make a wheel. The {10-Spades} turn wasn't it, and neither was the {6-Diamonds} river, though it was close.

Balkin, who had been on his feet, sat back down and collected the pot while Selbst, who won Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed earlier this summer, was left with just 380,000.

Mängija Žetoonid Progress
David Balkin
David Balkin
1,900,000 960,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 380,000 -785,000

Märksõnad: David BalkinVanessa Selbst