2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$235 Progressive Knockout

Carter's Wild Ride

GeoffFisk • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Down to his last four big blinds, Tom Carter raised all in over two limps, and ended up in a six-way pot.

All remaining players checked the {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop, and Jon Turner bet 3,000 on the {8-Diamonds} turn, with all other live players folding.

Tom Carter: {k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Jon Turner: {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

An {8-Clubs} on the river counterfeited Turner's pair of fives, shipping the pot to Carter with aces and eights on the board, with a king kicker. That hand brought Carter's stack up to 13,200.

Carter put that stack to work on the following hand, going all in from middle position. Jesse Capps called in the cutoff, Jed Hoffman reshoved on the button, and Capps called.

Tom Carter: {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Jesse Capps: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Jed Hoffman: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Board: {2-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

Hoffman was in the lead until the turn {10-Diamonds}, which gave Capps top pair. One card away from a double KO, Capps saw a {4-Hearts} fall on the river, tripling Carter up and sending Hoffman packing.

That brought Carter up to 42,600, but on the very next hand he lost a big chunk of that newly acquired stack right back to Capps.
With a significant pot already brewing, Carter check-called a 3,000 bet from Capps on the turn of a {6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{a-Hearts} board.

The river fell {8-Clubs}, Carter checked, Capps bet 9,000, and Carter made the call. Capps turned over {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, vanquishing Carter's {k-}{k-}.

Player Chips Progress
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 71,000 44,800
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 37,000 27,000
Tom Carter
Tom Carter
Jed Hoffman us
Jed Hoffman
us Busted

Tags: Jed HoffmanJon TurnerJesse CappsTom Carter