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Hand of the Week: Rollercoaster Between Kerstetter and Hegedus

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Setting the Scene

Jamie Kerstetter has been enjoying the return of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) after being on commentary duties in 2020. She was in action in Event #22: $1,000 Ladies Championship which attracted a field of 644 players.


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In the seventh level of the day, Kerstetter was involved in a pot against Juliet Hegedus. Hegedus had moved all in preflop and had been called by Kerstetter.

Kerstetter held {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and was in good shape against the {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} of her opponent. However, Hegedus flopped a full house on {8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}.

The turn was the {a-Hearts}, improving Kerstetter to a better full house, but the rollercoaster hand wasn't finished just yet. The river saw the {8-Hearts} roll off, with the one-outer improving Hegedus to quad eights.

According to the updates, the table saw the funny side of the hand, with players laughing and taking pictures as Hegedus doubled up.

The Aftermath

Both players would advance from Day 1 of the Ladies Championship, but Hegedus would bust early on Day 2. Kerstetter would make the money, eventually finishing in 49th for $2,340.

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Honourable Mention

The early levels of any tournament are often quiet and uneventful. Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout was the latest in a series of Freezeout tournaments at this year's World Series of Poker, but there was action aplenty in the opening exchanges.

One such exchange came in a hand involving Ramsey Ibrahim. He bet enough to put his opponent all in on a board of {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and his opponent called.

"Straight flush," announced Ibrahim turning over {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. According to the updates, his opponent had turned a full house with {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and was drawing dead. The {2-Diamonds} came on the river, sending them to the rail.

Despite the positive start, Ibrahim would fail to make it through to Day 2.

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