888poker WPTDS London Online 2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event 4 - $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,066,065
Players 781

Level Info

Level 19
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 0
Event 4 - $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem
Day 3 Completed

The ESPN Interview

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In his post-victory interview with ESPN's Norm Chad, Mike Spegal revealed that this was his 9th wedding anniversary, and he and his wife actually had tickets since February to see Howie Mandell at 9:00 p.m. tonight. He then said that staying here at the Rio was a much better show.

When asked whether this victory was for him or his wife, Spegal said, "She can have the money; I'll take the bracelet."

Spegal was very respectful of his opponents at tonight's final table, particularly praising the play of Eric 'Rizen' Lynch and Gavin Smith.

Tags: Eric "Rizen" LynchGavin SmithMike SpegalNorman Chad

Hand #129 - Mike Spegal Wins Event #4 ($252,290)

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Hand #129 - Gavin Smith has the button, he raises to 120,000, Spegal raises to 240,000, Smith moves all in for 415,000, and Spegal calls with {A-Spades}{10-Spades}. Smith shows the {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, and he'll need his pocket pair to hold up to stay alive.

The flop comes {J-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}, and Spegal picks up a flush draw to go with his two overcards.

The turn card is the {Q-Spades}, and Spegal clinches the pot with an ace-high flush. (The meaningless river card is the {K-Diamonds}.)

Gavin Smith is eliminated in second place, earning $155,645.

Mike Spegal wins Event #4 ($1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em), earning $252,290, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.

Hand #128

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Hand #128 - Mike Spegal has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Smith checks. The flop comes {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and both players check. The turn card is the {10-Spades}. Smith bets 65,000, and Spegal calls. The river card is the {Q-Spades}. Smith bets 175,000, and Spegal calls. Smith shows 8-4 for a bluff (he's playing the board), and Spegal shows {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for two pair (aces and deuces) to win the pot.

Hand #127

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Hand #127 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, Spegal checks, Smith bets 40,000, and Spegal calls. The turn card pairs the board with the {A-Clubs}. Spegal bets 40,000, and Smith calls. The river card is the {7-Hearts}. Spegal checks, Smith bets 135,000, and Spegal calls with Q-3 for two pair, aces and queens. But Smith shows {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for trip aces to win the pot.

Hand #126

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Hand #126 - Mike Spegal has the button, he raises to 80,000, and Smith calls. The flop comes {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, and both players check. The turn card is the {K-Clubs}, Smith checks, Spegal bets 75,000, and Smith calls. The river card is the {Q-Clubs}, Smith checks, Spegal bets 150,000, and Smith folds. Spegal takes the pot.

Hand #125

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Between hands, Gavin Smith says this to Mike Spegal: "Why don't you start playing like a business owner and not like a poker player? I mean, stop it!"

Hand #125 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Spegal bets 40,000, and Smith folds. Spegal takes the pot.

Hand #124

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Hand #124 - Mike Spegal has the button, and he folds.