2011 World Series of Poker

Event #6: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Days: 1

Poker is Good For Yu

Level 7 : 400-800, 0 ante

No, that's not a typo - Benjamin Yu has just smashed an opponent with quads and taken down another big pot to move up to more than 13,500 in chips.

We caught the action as Yu and an opponent were heads-up to a flop of {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{2-Spades}; the opponent, who only had 900 left in front of him, had his chips in his hand ready to commit, but Yu decided to check. The opponent fired out and Yu quickly check-raised, putting his opponent all-in.

Yu: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}

"I need a ten-jack pretty quick," the opponent muttered. The dealer produced the {6-Hearts} on the turn, then quickly revealed the case {Q-Clubs} on the river to give Yu quad queens - as if drawing dead on the turn wasn't enough!

In the very next hand, Yu and another opponent in the cutoff went heads-up to a flop of {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}; the cutoff opened and Yu called before the cutoff check-called Yu's bets on the turn of the {6-Clubs} and the river {7-Spades}. Yu rolled up {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for sixes full and the cutoff mucked.

Why do they always make it look so easy?

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