2014 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event

HPO Championship Main Event
Days: 3

Kuo Knocks Out a Duo

Level 24 : 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Michael Wynn - 14th place
Michael Wynn - 14th place

It was folded to Kitty Kuo on the button who raised it to 55,000. Garrett Beckman moved all in from the small blind and after a few moments of thought Michael Wynn followed suit and moved all in as well.

"What is going on here guys," said Kuo, who then asked for a count of Wynn's stack. Once she found out the amount, she said "I call" and the hands were turned over:

Kuo: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Beckman: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Wynn: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The flop came {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} keeping Kuo in the lead but giving Beckman a straight draw. The turn was the {4-Hearts} which changed nothing. Beckman would need a three, seven, or eight and Wynn would need an ace if either was to survive. The river was the {Q-Spades} giving Kuo an unneeded full house.

"Yes," said Kuo. "Oh my God! Oh my God! I'm so nervous." She shook the hands of Beckman, who finished in 15th place for $17,945 and Wynn, who finished in 14th place for $17,945 as well.

Player Chips Progress
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
2,500,000 1,250,000
Michael Wynn us
Michael Wynn
Garrett Beckman us
Garrett Beckman

Tags: Kitty KuoMichael WynnGarrett Beckman