888poker WPTDS London Online 2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

St-Pierre Lets Opponent Off Mat


A player under the gun raised to 225, UFC Welterweight champ George St-Pierre called from middle position, and a late position player called as well. All three checked the {J-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop.

The turn then brought the {8-Clubs}, and when it checked to the late position player he fired 350. The UTG player folded, but the UFC one called.

The river brought the {3-Spades}. Action was on St-Pierre, who instead of checking or betting surprisingly turned over his hand, showing {7-Spades}{4-Spades} for an eight-high straight. The table looked around and laughed, and his opponent checked behind, showing {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for jacks.

No penalty was assessed to St-Pierre for showing his hand with action pending, although the judges watching from the rail may have docked him a point that round.

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