2011 World Series of Poker

Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Days: 3

Griffin Bests Hammerling

Philip Hammerling called from the small blind and Ken Griffin checked his option from the big blind. The flop came {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, Hammerling checked, Griffin bet 75,000, and Hammerling called. The turn was the {a-Diamonds} and Hammerling again check-called a bet from Griffin, this time for 100,000.

When the {7-Clubs} came on the river Hammerling checked once more and Griffin fired out a bet of 125,000. Hammerling then raised to 330,000 and Griffin wasted no time in counting out the chips required to make the call and tossing them into the pot.

"You have quads?" Griffin asked. Hammerling did not have quads as he showed the {q-Hearts}{9-}. Griffin tabled his {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for aces full of tens and took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Kenneth Griffin us
Kenneth Griffin
3,350,000 510,000
Philip Hammerling
Philip Hammerling
1,200,000 -400,000

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