Joe Serock raised to 200,000, Brock Parker reraised to approximately 1 million, Serock pushed all in, and Parker called.
Just like that, we were looking at a possible end to this heads-up battle. The flop came , and Parker was still ahead. The turn was the , and Serock already was walking over to shake Parker's hand. The came on the river, and Brock Parker claims his second WSOP bracelet in four days!
The board gets checked to the river and Brock's beats Joe's .
Brock raises to 200,000. Joe calls.
The flop is and after Joe checks, Brock bets 325,000 but Joe check-raises to 825,000. Brock flat-calls this bet and the pot is nearly 2 million now.
The turn is the and Joe checks again but this time Brock checks behind him. The river is the and Joe thinks for a good minute or two before he decides check. Brock checks behind, Joe shows , and Brock wins with .
At the end there, Joe had 1.25 million ready to bet but seemed to decide against it right at the end. He's down to maybe 1.875 million. Brock has close to 6.125 million.
First, Brock Parker got a walk. Then Parker raised from the button to 200,000, and Joe Serock folded. Next, Serock made the 200,000 preflop raise, and Parker folded.
On the next hand, Parker again opened with a raise to 200,000. This time Serock reraised to 540,000, and Parker quickly pushed back with a big reraise to 1.5 million. Serock exhaled with a weary look, and folded.
We just had a change of announcers, and it took the new one a few hands to learn that Joe Serock's name was not, in fact, Steve.
The announcer was back on track, but after Serock took that last hand, his cheering section had an idea.
"Ship it to Steve! Let's go, Steve!"
Serock took the next small pot, and surely thanks to the suggestion from the bleachers, the announcer slipped again. It appears that mental battle will be the much less significant game-within-game going forward.