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Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Robbie Verspui Eliminated in 2nd Place ($228,334)

Homer • Level 8: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Robbie Verspui

After check-raising Robbie Verspui off a flop of {10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and then three betting the next hand as well to force the Dutchman to fold, Andrew Badecker raised to 90,000 but Verspui reraised to 245,000.

Badecker eyed his opponent's 1.7 million remaining chips or so and moved all in, Verspui snap-called.

Badecker: {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Verspui: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}

The flop came {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} and Badecker's friends went wild shouting for his hand to hold. The {K-Spades} on the turn improved Badecker's to two pair but Verspui made the nut flush draw.

"RED!!" screamed the rail and the river brought the {5-Diamonds} meaning Badecker took home the bracelet.

For his part, Robbie Verspui will be disappointed but it'll be tempered by the fact he was the short stack during four handed, but three double ups put him into contention. Nevertheless, it's the best finish by a Dutch player so far but not the fourth bracelet for Holland that he was hoping for.

Tags: Andrew BadeckerRobbie Verspui