Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Soccio Coolers Opponent

HillKerby • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

A player in middle position raised to 20,000 and action folded around to Michael Soccio in the big blind. He three-bet to 57,000 and his opponent four-bet to put Soccio to a decision for his total stack of 543,000.

Soccio went into the tank for over two minutes, talking himself through his thought process. At one point, his voice was audible enough to hear him say that his opponent's line made no sense. Eventually, he made the call.

Michael Soccio: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

The two players both found themselves in identical situations before the flop which came {4-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.

Soccio became animated about his newly found nine outs to a double, exclaiming and predicting that another club would come.

The turn came {8-Diamonds}.

"C'mon, Marcio!" Soccio said to the dealer who was unable to keep a poker face, cracking a smile as Soccio's excitement grew.

The river fell {3-Clubs} to complete Soccio's wish, fill up his flush, and secure his double up.

"That's my dude right there!" Soccio exclaimed. "That's my dude!"

His chips were then totaled to the aforementioned figure of 543,000 and his opponent paid him, bringing him north of seven figures just before the second break of the day.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Michael Soccio US
Michael Soccio
US 1,110,000 951,000