Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Beware Yu, the Knockout King


Ben Yu raised to 1,225 from middle position and got two callers from the button and big blind. The flop came {2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades} and it checked to Yu who continued for 2,500, getting a relatively quick fold from the button, and a somewhat delayed one from the big blind.

"Would you have folded to a preflop shove?" asked the big blind as he showed his {K-Spades}{10-Hearts}, adding how he had 8,000 left. "No," said Yu quickly. "Of course he wouldn't," said Yu's neighbor to the right. "He's the knockout king!"

Speaking of knockout kings, sitting at the same table is Brian Ali, whom we remember for his win in the 2011 WSOP Circuit event at Atlantic City where he knocked out most of a final table that also included another player whose name reminded us of boxers, Ellis Frazier.

Ali currently has a stack that rivals Yu's, meaning both are positioned to knock out others at the table, should they come to blows.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Brian Ali us
Brian Ali
us 42,000 900
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 41,000 4,250

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