Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

"The Guy on the End Has Two Nines"

David Einhorn flops a set of nines.

When we reached Table 409, the flop had already been dealt {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades}. David Einhorn checked, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier tossed out a lavender T100,000 chip, announcing "ninety-nine."

Einhorn called the 99,000-chip bet, and the turn was the {j-Hearts}. Einhorn checked again, and Grospellier fired 222,000. Einhorn thought for a bit, then reached for a handful of chips, and check-raised to 888,000. Grospellier went into the tank, and while he did so, Gus Hansen stood up from his chair.

"Are you writing this hand down?" he asked our reporter, who nodded. "Write down that I open raised with {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and folded to ElkY's re-raise. I think the guy on the end has two nines, and ElkY...maybe {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}."

Noah Schwartz corrected him, because Hansen said he folded the {j-Clubs}.

"I mean {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}," Hansen restated. "Actually, I have no f***ing idea what ElkY has."

Grospellier made the call, and both players knuckled after the {3-Spades} completed the board. Einhorn tabled {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a set of nines - score one for Mr. Hansen - and Grospellier mucked.

"I made the greatest fold of all time!" Hansen announced when he returned to the table.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
David Einhorn us
David Einhorn
us 4,400,000 1,184,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
GGPoker Ambassador
fr 1,300,000 -1,325,000

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierDavid EinhornGus Hansen