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Event 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys

Some High-Level Stuff

Sometimes No-Limit Hold'Em devolves into preflop shovefests, where players try to avoid making decisions by letting the cards settle the matter. The following hand does not fall into that category.

Theo Tran limped on the button with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and Michael Graves called with {6-Spades}{4-Hearts}. Shawn Luman raised from the big blind with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and after Tran made the call Graves decided to get out of the way.

The {K-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop missed both players, but after Luman checked Tran bet 350,000. Luman called. When the {8-Hearts} turned Luman came alive and let out for 400,000. And now Tran went into the tank. He didn't have much left behind, if he folded he'd be severely short-stacked, but if he moved in he might be drawing dead. He thought a long, long time before announcing all-in and pushing his chips forward.

Now Luman was put to the decision, but there wasn't much to decide. He tossed his cards in the muck and Tran slapped his cards down on the felt, showing his bluff. He enthusiastically scooped the massive pot with both arms and is now back in the chip lead with 2,750,000.

Tags: Shawn LumanTheo Tran