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Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Excessive Celebrations?


Our job as a poker blogger is about providing you at home with a viewpoint of a tournament like you are standing on the rail or sitting in one of the chairs as the action occur.

However, regardless of how skilled we may be from behind a computer, conveying the imagery that was witnessed in this hand might be near impossible!

The action started with Mark Radoja moving all in from the button for 87,000 with Yasuhiro Waki making the call.

Radoja: {A-Spades}{6-Spades}
Waki: {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

"Eight! Eight! Eight!" screamed Waki in his Japanese-influenced broken English as the dealer dropped a {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop.

With not just one, but two eights appearing on the flop, one of Waki's railbirds ran over and started punching him in the chest.

Left. Right. Left. Right. Like a combination seen in any of the Rocky films, the punches weren't soft either as you could hear the thumps of fist on chest from the across the room.

As the Japanese contingent were wrapped up in excitement, the dealer dropped the {2-Spades} on the turn to give Radoja outs to a flush.

"Spade-ball!" screamed one of Radoja's railbirds before the dealer smacked the {Q-Spades} on the river.

That same spade-calling railbird launched into a Michael Jordan-esque airborne hug onto Radoja as he was held up for nearly three seconds before screaming, "That's how we do it!"

Player Chips Progress
Yasuhiro Waki
Yasuhiro Waki
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 176,000

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