Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Souza's Swan Song

[user198205] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Ryan Buckholtz raised to 26,000 from middle position and was called by Matt LaGarde from the hijack. Michael Souza then went all in from the button for a total of 157,000. Buckholtz folded but LaGarde decided to call putting Souza at risk.

Souza: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
LaGarde: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} leaving Souza behind but still with hope, but then the turn brought the {9-Spades} giving LaGarde a boat and leaving Souza drawing dead. The river was a meaningless {q-Hearts} and Souza was eliminated while LaGarde chipped up to 600,000.

Tags: Matthew LaGardeMichael Souza