2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Lights . . . Camera . . . Gavin


On a flop of {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, Gavin Smith check-called a bet of 700 from an unknown opponent, which brought about the {5-Hearts} turn. This time Smith led out for 1,150, his opponent moved all in, and Smith made the quick call.

Smith: {A-Spades}{5-Spades}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

Normally this would lead to a river card, but not in Smith's case. Instead, action was paused to allow the ESPN camera crew to come over and capture the rest of the hand. Once they were set up and the producer gave the go ahead, the dealer burned and put out the {J-Hearts}! Smith's two pair had been cracked to drop him to 20,000.

"Those bad-luck ESPN mother F'ers," Smith joked aloud after the hand.

Player Chips Progress
20,000 -10,000

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