2013 World Series of Poker

Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz
Day: 3
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
40,000 / 80,000

Dealer Error in the Middle of Another Fuller and Alpert Duel

Level 19 : 6,000/12,000, 1,500 ante
Rick Fuller
Rick Fuller

Alpert: {X-}{X-}/{2-}{q-}{a-}{5-}{2-}
Fuller: {6-}{k-}/{8-}{9-}{j-}{j-}{5-}

On third street Joel Alpert completed with his {2-} showing. One other player called with a {10-} before Rick Fuller made it two bets with his {8-}. Action folded back to Alpert who made it three bets and only Fuller called.

On fourth street Fuller bet and Alpert called. On fifth street action was the same. On sixth street it was Alpert who bet and Fuller who called.

It was on seventh street that the dealer made an extreme error. He dealt both players their card face up instead of face down. Alpert received his {2-} while Fuller was dealt a {5-}.

"What are you doing?" Frankie O'Dell said angrily, standing up from his chair. "This is supposed to be the World Series of Poker."

The floor was called over and the ruling was made that since both players had the same disadvantage, they would continue the hand as normal. Both players checked on the river.

Alpert announced that he had a queen low, while Fuller announced that he had a jack low, showing his {K-} and {6-} under. Alpert stared at his hand for a while and snapped at the dealer when he went to grab it.

"I'll muck my own hand," he said, clearly a little frustrated at the situation.

Either way, Fuller was awarded the pot and he collected it quietly.

"It's better to be careful than fast," Randy Ohel said to the dealer after the hand, which most of the table agreed with.