2012 World Series of Poker

Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Tage: 2ab

Filippi Doesn't Need the Straight

Amnon Filippi
Amnon Filippi

It's been a great level for Amnon Filippi so far. We saw him earlier with no orange T5,000 chips and only a handful of yellow T1,000 chips, but we just caught him winning a hand that has upped his stack to 115,000.

We caught the action on the flop, which read {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Filippi's opponent bet out 1,700, and Filippi said "That seems like a very fair bet from a very fair player" as he tossed in the call. The turn brought a third diamond, the {10-Diamonds}, and Filippi faced another bet, this time 4,400. Filippi took about 20 seconds to make the call, and the river was the {q-Hearts}. This time, it was checked to Filippi, and he assembled a big bet of 16,400, and stuck it in the middle. This was alittle more then a pot sized bet, and his opponent folded, murmuring something about Filippi having a straight as he mucked his hand.

Filippi said "just for you" as he flung his hand face up into the middle: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for the nut flush. Filippi commented "I didn't need the straight!" as he raked in the chips.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
115,000 57,000

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