2012 World Series of Poker

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

Tense Hand on the Bubble Between Smith and Peters

Derek Gregory opened for 12,000 from early position, then Gavin Smith called from the cutoff. It folded to David Peters in the big blind who reraised to 38,500. Gregory got out, but Smith called.

The flop came {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and after Peters checked, Smith bet 52,500. Peters called. Both then checked the {K-Diamonds} turn.

The river brought the {8-Spades} and another check from Peters. Smith considered for a few moments, then bet 85,000. Peters then sunk deep into the tank, waiting three minutes before asking Smith how much he had left. Smith stood and counted out the rest of his stack, showing he had about 170,000 behind. Peters sat for another minute, then announced he was all in.

Still standing, Smith exhaled. He thought about a half-minute, rubbing his chin, then pointed to his original bet and looked at the dealer. "Can I take that back and check?" he cracked, smiling grimly. While the table laughed, Peters remained stoic.

Finally Smith decided to fold, turning over his hand as he did — {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
David Peters us
David Peters
704,000 143,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
170,000 -153,500

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