Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

"I Need to See a Hand"


Giovanni "Malibu" Guarascio limped under the gun and action folded to Philipp Gruissem in the small blind. He made the call, Cary Katz checked his option from the big, and it was three-way action to the {3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Spades} flop.

Both Gruissem and Katz checked, but the former woke up with a check-raise to 75,000 when Malibu bet 25,000. Katz got out of the way, Malibu made the call, and the {K-Clubs} turned. Both players checked, as they did on the {2-Spades} river, and neither were in a hurry to turn over their cards.

When Gruissem was informed he was the first to show, he simply mucked. Malibu was going to do the same, but the floor stopped him and said, "I need to see a hand."

Indeed, in this tournament a hand must be shown at the showdown to win, so Malibu flipped over {10-}{9-} for a pair of nines.

Player Chips Progress
Giovanni Guarascio CA
Giovanni Guarascio
CA 750,000 290,000

Tags: Giovanni GuarascioPhilipp GruissemCary Katz