Marty Smyth had a raucous cheering section throughout the final table on the way to his win in Event No. 50 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. He bested a field of 381 competitors to take him his first WSOP gold bracelet and $859,532 in pocket money. He played admirably throughout what he called "the most stressful day" he can remember in a while. It was so stressful that he didn't know what a great situation he was in on the final hand.
"I didn't realize I had clubs," he said. "That's the God's honest truth."
Whether he realized it or not, clubs made Marty Smyth the champion of this event. Congratulations to him once again.
Peter Jetten has the button, and he limps in. Marty Smyth raises the pot, and Jetten comes along.
The flop shows up . Smyth bets the pot, 600,000. Jetten announces, "I raise the pot." Before he even has the chips out of his stack, Smyth moves all in, and Jetten quickly calls. When the stacks are counted down, it's Peter Jetten who is covered, and he is all in at risk of elimination. With a mountain of chips in the middle of the table, the hands are turned up:
The showdown bring the entire crowd to their feet and cues a rowdy chorus of cheers from the two opposing sections of fans. Jetten and Smyth have both flopped their straight, but Smyth is freerolling with a redraw to a straight flush!
The suspense in the air is tangible, and the cheering becomes a wave of noise that engulfs the whole room. The Irish side of the room cheers, "Club, club, club!..." while the Canadians across the stage simultaneously chant, "Brick, brick, brick!" With everyone still on their feet and the noise almost overwhelming, the dealer burns and turns fourth street:
The Canadian section erupts even louder when they see that brick peel off. Their guy has to fade just one more card to chop the pot and go back to square one. The crowd leans forward on their feet as the dealer knocks the table, burns and turns the final card:
A huge roar follows from the entire room. Marty Smyth nails an incredibly profitable club on the river, making him the winning flush and earning him the title and the bracelet! We truly could not imagine a more thrilling finish to our event!
Marty Smyth has the button. He limps into the pot, and Peter Jetten checks. The flop comes down , bringing a quick check from both players. The turn is the . Jetten bets 100,000, enough to fold Smyth and win the pot.
Peter Jetten has the button in Seat 3, and he raises to 200,000. Marty Smyth makes the call.
The flop comes . Smyth checks, and Jetten continues out with a bet of 300,000. Smyth comes back with a pot-sized re-raise to 1,300,000. Jetten takes a moment to survey the situation, before finally putting in the call.
The turn is the . Smyth asks for a count on his opponent before he acts. When he learns the number, he checks. Jetten moves all in for 1,130,000, putting himself at risk of elimination. After a moment of pause, Marty Smyth folds, showing (X) (X). Jetten open mucks his hand: .
With this pot, Jetten climbs back over the 4,000,000 mark, and has re-taken the chip lead.