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Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

Flush v. Flush with Redraw

Rob_K • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Mike Leah

Todd Witteles raised preflop, and Mike Leah called from the big blind. The flop fell {7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Leah checked, Witteles bet, and Leah called. Then the hand started to get interesting. The turn was the {8-Spades}, and Leah checked again. This time he check-raised when Witteles bet. Witteles asked Leah how much he had behind, which turned out to be 5,100. Witteles then three bet, and Leah four-bet all in for 11,100 total. Witteles called and immediately said, "I have the nuts." Leah responded, "Then I have two outs."

Witteles: {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Leah: {8-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Witteles had indeed flopped the nut flush, while Leah had flopped a lower flush with an open-ended straight flush redraw. The dealer then brought the river, the {5-Diamonds}, which was not one of Leah's outs, and he has been eliminated from the tournament.

As a fitting postscript, on the very next hand, Witteles raised preflop and got no callers, and turned over the same {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
Todd Witteles us
Todd Witteles
us 112,000 -5,600
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca Busted

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