Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Trickett and O'Brien Go At It Early


Dan O'Brien and Sam Trickett wasted little time in playing a big pot here in the first level with the blinds at 50-75. We caught up with the action on the flop of {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Trickett was first to act and had bet 800. O'Brien put out the call and off to fourth street they went.

The {K-Clubs} fell on the turn and Trickett fired again, wagering 2,300. O'Brien was right there with him with another call to see the {2-Hearts} complete the board on the river. Trickett took his time and then bet 10,500, with 450 behind. O'Brien began to tank before saying, "This is a fun hand." The two engaged in a bit of chatter back and forth where O'Brien mentioned he had a pair and that it was a petty good hand, but not a great one. Trickett responded by asking which pair and that spawned some laughter from the table.

After a bit more in the tank, O'Brien finally gave it up. Trickett thought about showing while he raked his chips and then revealed the {J-Spades}, claiming, "I just blew up."

Player Chips Progress
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 19,125 4,125
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 11,000 -4,000

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