2011 World Series of Poker

Event #29: $2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed
Tage: 2

Badugi 101

Level 12


John D'Agostino raised from under the gun and the action folded around to Brian Powell who called from the small blind, as did the player in the big blind. Both blinds drew one card each while D'Agostino made it a double. Powell bet and both the big blind and D'Agostino called before all three players took one card each at the second draw.

Again, Powell led out, but this time the big blind folded and the D'Agostino called, going heads-up to the final draw, where again, they took one card each. Both players checked and Powell tabled {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}.

Now we should point out here (because this is a brand new game for the WSOP) that this is not a badugi, as the {3-Diamonds} is cancelled out (as there are two suited cards). Therefore, Powell's hand was actually a three-card {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, but it still won, because D'Agostino mucked.