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

Eric Pratt Eliminated in 61st Place ($128,384)


Eric Pratt opened for 125,000 from the button, and Jonathan Schoder called from the big blind. The flop came {7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}. Schoder checked, Pratt continued for 150,000, and after a pause Schoder raised to 300,000. Pratt made the call.

The turn brought the {3-Diamonds}. This time Schoder led for 375,000, and after waiting several moments Pratt announced he was all in. Schoder took a long time — more than five minutes — deciding what to do, often shaking his head and half-smiling, showing it was a genuine struggle to decide. He counted out his chips, determining that he only had Pratt covered by a couple hundred thousand.

Finally he tossed out some chips and said call. Pratt patted the felt in response, and Schoder pumped his fist realizing he'd made the right decision. Schoder showed {A-Spades}{9-Clubs} for nines with an ace kicker, while Pratt turned over {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}.

Someone across the table congratulated Schoder on the call, to which he said "I could only beat a bluff." "Or queen-nine," said Pratt with a grin, and Schoder nodded. There was still one card to come, and when it came the {5-Spades}, Pratt departed in 61st place.

Player Chips Progress
Jonathan Schoder US
Jonathan Schoder
US 4,660,000 4,190,000
Eric Pratt US
Eric Pratt
US Busted

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