MSPT Showdown Series
Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
Days:
123

Juanda's Polarized

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We Found Waldo - It's John Juanda

John Juanda opened to 19,000 from early position, and the action folded to Ali Eslami, who three-bet to 56,000. Juanda tanked for thirty seconds or so, then made the call.

  • Eslami patted.
  • Juanda drew one.

Eslami tanked for nearly a minute, then checked. Juanda spent some time in the think tank himself, then moved all in for 113,500. Eslami tossed a chip onto his cards, and leaned back in his chair. He cracked his knuckles, and began studying Juanda. While Eslami was in the tank, Erik Seidel came over to see what was happening.

"I'm all in," Juanda told Seidel, and the two shared a laugh. "This is a big moment for me in the tournament."

Seidel left, and Eslami continued thinking.

"I don't have a good hand," he admitted.

"I broke a jack," Juanda told him.

"Jack what?" Eslami shot back.

"I can't tell you," Juanda said, grinning.

"Boy oh boy," Eslami sighed. "It doesn't matter what I have. You're so polarized."

Eslami eventually released, and Juanda showed four cards - {8-}{7-}{4-}{3-}.

"You probably didn't even look at your card," George Danzer said to Juanda. "You're a sicko."

Chip Counts
Ali Eslami us 305,000 -17,000
John Juanda id 240,000 69,000

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