Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Van Bruggen's Kings Hold in the End

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Preflop, Rick van Bruggen ppen-shoved all-in in the cutoff for 86,000. Over to big blind Ben Yu, who paused before making the call.

Yu: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Van Bruggen: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Not a peep was heard from either player (or anyone else at the table, for that matter) as Yu spiked his ace on the turn: {6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds}, nor when the {j-Diamonds} arrived on the river to switch the pot back to van Bruggen with a diamond flush. There was clearly emotion left unexpressed, however: as the pot went to Van Bruggen, Yu said calmly, "Fun run-out," to which van Bruggen responded, just as laconically, "Very exciting."

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 375,000 -60,000
Rick van Bruggen NL
Rick van Bruggen
NL 180,000 45,000

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