Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Tough Table #426

Sadan Turker

If it's action and talent that you are after then Table #426 is the place to watch your poker. The table is splattered with a beautiful concoction of top quality pros and the biggest stacks in the room. Here are the finer points of the table.

Seat 1Vanessa Selbst85,000
Seat 2John Juanda78,000
Seat 6Sadan Turker160,000
Seat 8Nicholas Verkaik210,000
Seat 9Andrew Badecker195,000

We were watching the table for a few orbits and the player who caught our eye was Sadan Turker. Turker started the day as the chip leader but has been surpassed by quite a few people. That being said Turker still has a formidable stack and a ferocious appetite for big pots.

The name of Sadan Turker may not be a familiar name to the poker masses. The Londoner's biggest live cash to date came last year when he finished runner-up to Sean Getzwiller in the WSOP $1,000 No-Limit Hold-em bracelet event earning $377,411 in the process. Here are a few hands involving Turker.

Hand 1:

The action folded around to Sadan Turker in the small blind and he moved all-in forcing the big blind to play for his tournament life. The suspicious big blind tanked for a while before eventually folding.

Hand 2:

The action folded around to the hijack and the player moved all-in for 27,100. One fold later and Turker called on the button. The blinds folded and we had a heads up encounter with the hijack at risk of elimination.

Turker{A-Spades} {J-Hearts}
Hijack{K-Clubs} {9-Hearts}

The player in the hijack seat got to his feet and then quickly sat back down when he saw the flop - {K-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {2-Diamonds}. The turn card {A-Spades} spun the result back in favour of Turker before the {6-Diamonds} confirmed the tournament exit for the hijack.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Nicholas Verkaik ca
Nicholas Verkaik
ca 210,000 70,000
Andrew Badecker us
Andrew Badecker
us 195,000 35,000
Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
gb 160,000 20,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 85,000 20,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 78,000 8,000

Tags: Andrew BadeckerJohn JuandaNicholas VerkaikSadan TurkerVanessa Selbst