Live Events 3
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

The 2008 Main Event Champ is Gone in Monster Hand

Peter Eastgate

With around 10,000 in the pot and a flop of {3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, Nghi Van Tran bet 5,100 only to have 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Peter Eastgate raise to 12,500. Tran took a few moments before three-betting to around 21,000, which prompted Eastgate to four bet to 40,000. Tran, who had the bigger stack, thought for well over a minute before moving all in, and Eastgate made a quick call.

Eastgate: {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Tran: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

"I know that's what you have," Tran said. "How can you call me?"

Eastgate seemed happy with his straight and flush draws, but he would be left wanting as the {7-Clubs} turn and {8-Clubs} river failed to improve him. "Good game, guys," Eastgate said before collecting his things and exiting the Brasilia Room.

Player Chips Progress
Nghi Van Tran us
Nghi Van Tran
us 500,000 154,800
Peter Eastgate dk
Peter Eastgate
dk Busted

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