Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Pay the Tiller, Man

Shamus • Level 6


The first hand on Table 352 saw significant four-way action between Brian Rast, David "Bakes" Baker, Phil Ivey, and Dee Tiller.

The betting was capped on third, Rast led on fourth and all called, then Tiller started leading on fifth and sixth with Baker dropping out on fifth. Seventh street saw the remaining players all check.

"Bakes": {x-}{x-} / {4-}{9-}{10-} — FOLDED
Ivey: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{J-}{5-}{J-} / {x-}
Rast: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{2-}{J-}{Q-} / {x-}
Tiller: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{2-}{6-}{K-} / {x-}

"A nine," cried Tiller at showdown, turning over {9-}{4-}{4-} for a 9-6-4-2-A and the others mucked, with Ivey telling Baker he'd started "1-2-3" (i.e., {A-}{2-}{3-}).

Tiller increases his stack by more than 50% on that one while Ivey is now in the danger zone.

Player Chips Progress
Dee Tiller us
Dee Tiller
us 255,000 88,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 10,000 -21,800

Tags: Brian RastDavid "Bakes" BakerDee TillerPhil Ivey