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

Young Eliminated

Justin Young

Justin Young just found himself literally experiencing the old "chip and a chair" cliché after losing all but 2,000 of his stack.

Down below 100,000, he engaged in a blind-vs.-blind preflop all-in against a neighboring short stack in which his {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts} failed to improve against his opponent's {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. That left him with two yellow chips, worth 1,000 each, and after paying the ante for the next hand he was down to a single chip.

It folded to Trevor Vanderveen who raised, and when it folded to Young on the button he called without looking at his hand. All others folded, Vanderveen tabled {J-Spades}{9-Spades}, and Young squeezed his hand before showing {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

"What a player!" said Vanderveen with a grin. The board ran out {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{K-Diamonds}, and Young was up to 12,000.

Young would fold the next two hands, then committed his last 10,000 and faced a couple of opponents in the blinds, including Vanderveen in the big blind. "Don't be afraid to bluff each other," cracked Young. "Big bluffs!" The table laughed.

Both of the remaining players checked the {Q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop. Then when Vanderveen bet the {Q-Spades} turn, the other player folded. "Sorry, Justin," said Vanderveen, turning over {K-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Young showed his {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, and after the meaningless river {K-Spades} he shook hands with his opponents and departed.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Trevor Vanderveen
Trevor Vanderveen
542,000 318,500
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