2011 World Series of Poker

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

Griffin Fires Three Barrels to Scare Marais Off

Kenneth Griffin, with his boisterous rail cheering his every move, raised to 150,000 from the small blind. Jean Luc Marais defended his big blind and we saw a flop of {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{J-Hearts} hit the table.

Griffin continued with a bet of 100,000 and the Frenchman came along for the ride. The turn card fell {K-Hearts} and Griffin led out for another 100,000 bet. Marais wanted to see the river card and splashed four T25,000 chips into the middle.

After the {9-Spades} arrived on the river, Griffin fired a third barrel and made it 200,000 to go. Marais finally became a believer and surrendered by tossing his cards into the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Kenneth Griffin us
Kenneth Griffin
3,700,000 350,000
Jean Luc Marais
Jean Luc Marais
3,680,000 -440,000

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