2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

The Old Two-Percenter


We came on this interesting hand in which four players were vying for what was initially a smallish pot preflop. The first three community cards had come {7-Hearts}{A-Spades}{5-Spades}. It had checked around to Christian Rasmussen who bet 4,000 and the button called. That's when a player in early position check-raised to 15,000, forcing Jacobo Fernandez to think for some time from middle position before letting his hand go.

Rasmussen then set the rest of his stack forward, reraising all in. The button reraised all in behind him, and the early position player called as well.

Rasmussen had {J-Spades}{10-Spades} for a flush draw, but was in rough shape versus the button's {Q-Spades}{8-Spades} and the early position player's {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

But the turn was the {9-Clubs} and the river the {8-Diamonds}, giving Rasmussen a backdoor straight and allowing him to keep his seat.

"The old two-percenter," joked the player to Rasmussen's left as he grinned sheepishly while scooping chips. "You were still just seven percent on the turn," he added. In fact, a quick check of the PokerNews Poker Odds Calculator confirms both calculations.

Player Chips Progress
Jacobo Fernandez us
Jacobo Fernandez
us 71,000 28,800

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