2007 PokerNews Cup - Australia

Champ Event 5 - $1,100 HORSE
Day: 2
Event Info

2007 PokerNews Cup - Australia

Final Results
18,900 AUD
Event Info
1,000 AUD

Champ Event 5 - $1,100 HORSE

Day 2 Completed

Billy "The Croc" Argyros Wins Event #5 ($18,900), Paul Taylor Eliminated in 2nd Place ($13,230)

Billy "The Croc" Argyros- Event #5 Champion
Billy "The Croc" Argyros- Event #5 Champion
It all came down to a razz hand, with Taylor all in on third street.

Taylor (3-4) 9-J-6-Q (K)
Argyros (2-9) A-K-Q-7 (T)

Argyros made T-9-7-2-A for low, besting Taylor's J-9-6-4-3 and after a long-fought battle that saw both players come back from extreme chip defecits, Billy "The Croc" Argyros won Event #5 ($1,100 H.O.R.S.E. ) of the Poker News Cup, earning $18,900. Paul Taylor will take home $13,230 for his runner-up finish.

Congratulations to Billy "The Croc" Argyros, who started the day with less than two big bets to come back and win Australia's first-ever H.O.R.S.E. tournament!

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Suckout to a Chop

Billy the Croc had whittled Paul Taylor's stack back down to 57,000 when this hand came up.

Taylor raised from the button and Billy the Croc called. The flop was {A-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Spades}. Taylor bet out, Billy the Croc raised and Taylor called all in.

Taylor {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Argyros {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

Argyros had flopped the wheel and Taylor needed some serious help. The turn was the {4-Hearts} and the river was... the {5-Spades}! Both players made the wheel and split the pot.

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Paul Taylor Doubles Up Three Times in a Row

Paul Taylor, Short-Stack Miracle Man
Paul Taylor, Short-Stack Miracle Man
Paul Taylor was all in in the small blind for his case 9,000 and turned up {2-Spades}{5-Diamonds} to Billy the Croc's {3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Taylor took it down with a full house, doubling his stack to 18,000.

On the next hand, Taylor took his {J-Clubs}{2-Spades} against the Croc's {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and turned a pair of deuces to take down that pot and double to 36,000. On the hand after that, Taylor was dominated, his {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} up against the Croc's {Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}, but flopped a seven to double up for the third time, to 72,000.

Tags: Billy the Croc ArgyrosPaul Taylor

Updated Chip Counts

Billy the Croc has taken the chip lead away from Paul Taylor in short order, completely running him over during the limit hold'em level.

Taylor 87,000
Argyros 281,000