$1,500 Main Event

Smith Fades Elimination Versus Cloutier

HillKerby • Level 4: 200-300, 300 ante

All of the chips were in the process of going in the middle on the turn in a hand between TJ Cloutier, who was in the hijack and Cory Smith, who was on the button. When the chips went in, Cloutier triumphantly slammed a stack of chips down.

The board read {10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts} with Smith's tournament life at stake.

TJ Cloutier: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Cory Smith: {k-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Smith found his two pair, kings and tens with a flush draw to be up against Cloutier's higher two pair of kings and queens. The river fell {10-Spades} and Cloutier's triumphant chip slam was followed by a closed-fisted smack of the table as he exclaimed a chop due to both players filling up to the same full house.

Smith chided back at Cloutier's disappointment with a bit of his own: "Where's my diamond at?!" he said as the dealer had split up the pot and sent both players their fair share.

Player Chips Progress
TJ Cloutier us
TJ Cloutier
us 27,400 -200
Cory Smith us
Cory Smith
us 13,600

Tags: Cory SmithTJ Cloutier