2011 World Series of Poker

Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days: 2


We saw a big hand brewing as Frank Peelen bet out 25,000 on a {K-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} board. It was decision time for the Big Blind as action was on him. Instead of calling he opted for moving all in, and was quickly called by Peelen. Cards were tabled and neither player held anything too substantial.
Peelen: {A-}{A-}{Q-}{4-}
Big Blind: {8-Clubs}{6-}{5-}{9-}
Peelen had a pair of aces and his opponent had a pair of fives with a handful of straight draws. The turn brought the {10-Spades} which prevented any run-run flush draws.

The river {J-Spades} caused some confusion as the dealer declared "straight!" and a confused Peelen replied "straight?" not fully realizing what his winning hand was. Peelen won the hand playing his {A-}{Q-}, adding more chips to his growing mountain.

Player Chips Progress
Frank Peelen
Frank Peelen
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