Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Win This Hand Standing Up


Eli Elezra opened to 1,300 and his opponent in the cutoff called. The rest of the players folded and the two saw a flop.

"I'm going to play this hand standing up," said Elezra's opponent as he rose from his seat.

Elezra opted to join in the standing and the two looked down at a flop of {8-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}. Elezra bet 2,000 and his opponent called.

Fourth street was the {6-Diamonds} and Elezra dropped 2,500 in the middle. His opponent took this opportunity to take a seat and grab a sip from his vodka-cranberry. Elezra was shocked after agreeing to play the hand standing up, so Elezra took his seat as well.

While Elezra's opponent pondered his move, Elezra took a sip from his opponent's vodka-cranberry and winced. "That's so strong!", exclaimed Elezra as he watched his opponent throw in a call.

Both players stood up again for the river and it came {J-Clubs}. Elezra, however, did not see this, as he checked the river blind. His opponent checked as well and announced that he paired up his jack on the river. Elezra tabled {K-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a flopped pair of kings and he was able to take down an interestingly played pot.

Player Chips Progress
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 20,000 5,000

Tags: Eli Elezra