888poker WPTDS London Online 2021 World Series of Poker Europe
$5,000 Main Event

Former NFL Star Richard Seymour Eliminated After Calling Off with King High

Chad_Holloway • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Richard Seymour earlier in the tournament.

On an {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop, Massimo De Mario checked from the big blind and former New England Patriot and Oakland Raider Richard Seymour checked behind in the hijack to see a {4-Spades} turn.

De Mario led out for 15,000, Seymour raised to 35,000, and De Mario called, which brought about the {6-Diamonds} on the river.

De Mario returned to checking and Seymour bet 33,000, which left him around 90,000 back. De Mario then woke up with an all-in check-raise, and the pressure was on Seymour as the cameras swarmed.

Seymour made some comments suggesting he thought De Mario was weak. "I might call with this hand," he said.

More than 90 seconds passed before Seymour tossed in a chip to call and then rolled over the {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for king high.

He was right that De Mario was weak, but unfortunately for him the Italian had actually paired up on the river with the {6-Spades}{q-Hearts}.

The hero call didn't pay off for Seymour and he was officially eliminated from the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

Player Chips Progress
Massimo De Mario it
Massimo De Mario
it 640,000 200,000
Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour
us Busted

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