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

Sarwer Executes Poker's Equivalent of the Classic Chess Move, King's Indian Defense (AKA: The Double Up)


Jeff Sarwer raised to 700 under the gun, which was called by an opponent in middle position. Another player then popped it to 2,500, which Sarwer and the other player both called. All three players proceeded to check the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop and {10-Clubs} river, leading to the {8-Hearts} river.

At this point, Sarwer shipped all in for 17,850, the middle-position player folded, and the other player tanked. "You're gonna fold anyway. You can't call," Sarwer said. Luckily the chess prodigy was wrong as his opponent did in fact call, only to much when Sarwer rolled over {K-Spades}{10-Spades}.

"As long as there are no set-over-set situations, I'm gonna run over this table," Sarwer said as he raked in the pot.

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