2012 World Series of Poker

Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1

Wilmot's Winning Ways

Matthew Wilmot
Matthew Wilmot

Haiyan Tian started out a recent hand from middle position by making it 1,525 preflop. She received a call from Erica Falcone in late position, and Matthew Wilmot in the big blind.

After a {8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop was released on the felt, Wilmot checked and Tian put out a bet of 4,525. Falcone quickly got out of the way and Wilmot quickly moved all in. Tian playfully upset went into the tank. After a minute or so of measuring out chips and pondering Tian confidently made the call.

Tian held {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} for a pair of kings, which was well ahead of Wilmot's {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} which was a pair of eights. Things changed quickly after the {8-Diamonds} fell on the turn. Tian would have to hit a diamond or a king in order to catch up. She received no such luck as the {8-Spades} hit the river giving Wilmot quads.

Player Chips Progress
Matthew Wilmot US
Matthew Wilmot
52,000 30,000
Haiyan Tian
Haiyan Tian
1,500 -7,900

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