Main Event

River Good for Gordon, Bad for Butzhammer

Shamus • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Gordon Huntly just opened for 20,000 from under the gun, and when it folded around to Thomas Butzhammer in the big blind he repopped it to 67,000. Huntly sat quietly for about a half-minute, then declared himself all in and Butzhammer instantly called to create a pot of nearly 800,000.

Huntly grimly grinned at the speed of Butzhammer's call, nodding in acknowledgement of his opponent having woken up with {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. Huntly tabled his {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and folded his arms to watch the community cards come.

The flop was {3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} and turn {J-Diamonds}, and Butzhammer's hand remained best. But the {Q-Hearts} arrived on the river to disturb the serenity of the scene, giving Huntly one of his three needed outs to survive.

Huntly remained stoic, but Butzhammer stood up at the sight of the card, walking away from the table in disgust. He returned to find Huntly almost apologetic at the turn of events, and the pair slapped hands in recognition of fate's preeminence.

Now, however, Butzhammer must overcome emotions as well as having a short stack in order to continue his EPT Deauville Main Event run.

Player Chips Progress
Gordon Huntly gb
Gordon Huntly
gb 798,000 411,000
Thomas Butzhammer de
Thomas Butzhammer
de 88,000 -467,000

Tags: Gordon HuntlyThomas Butzhammer