2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

Justin Smith Eliminated in 16th Place ($11,337)

Rob_K • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Justin Smith

Both Justin Smith and Ben Yu were short-stacked when they got involved in an all-in confrontation. Ben Yu opened the preflop action with a raise, and Justin Smith put in a third bet from the big blind. Yu called, and the dealer spread {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Justin Smith bet out, and Yu raised. Smith's three-bet was enough to put him all in, but he actually had Yu outchipped by 2,500, so Yu was at risk. The players revealed their hole cards:

Yu: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Smith: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

The turn was the {3-Hearts}, and the river the {7-Clubs}, putting two pair on board. Yu had a better two pair, though, with his kings and sevens. Yu took the pot, and Smith was crippled.

On the very next hand, Smith posted the small, and that put him all in. Greg Mueller raised, and Justin Bonomo called from the big blind. Bonomo check-raised Mueller's bet when the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, then both players checked the {a-Clubs} turn. Mueller bet again when the {k-Spades} completed the board on the river, and Bonomo folded.

Mueller revealed {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} for two pair, and Smith turned over {j-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for a pair of jacks. Mueller won the pot, and Smith busted in 16th place, winning $11,337.

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Tags: Ben YuGreg MuellerJustin BonomoJustin Smith