2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Duke Steals the Show with Steel Wheel


"All in and a call," came the cry from Annie Duke's table. The camera crew and others quickly gathered. Curious, we went over, too.

Duke had an opponent all in for his last 55,000 or so. The board read {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Duke held {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the wheel and a flush draw. And her opponent had {4-Clubs}{2-Spades} for two pair.

Once given the go-ahead from the camera crew, the dealer burned a card and dealt the turn -- {9-Clubs}. A collective pause. Then, action.

Down came fifth street -- the {2-Diamonds}. "Ooooh!" went the crowd at the sight of the board pairing. "I have the straight flush," said Duke calmly, and all realized that indeed she had not been outdrawn.

Another hits the rail. Duke's still stacking, though appears to have something in the neighborhood of 165,000 now.

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