2013 World Series of Poker

Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1a
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Foul Deck Prevents Ho from Busting or Doubling Up

Level 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Maria Ho (photo: event 57)
Maria Ho (photo: event 57)

When we arrived at the table Maria Ho already had her stack of about a 1,000 in chips in the middle. The player next to her still had to make a decision but there was something going on. Someone had pointed out that Zohair Karim in the big blind had three cards in front of him. Two of them he had received this hand, the third card was stuck under the rail, most likely since the last hand.

Two floor persons came over and they listened to what had happened. If there was disagreement if the card had been stuck there since the last hand, they would check the cameras. If it was stuck there since the last hand, the deck would be ruled foul as the deck shuffled didn't include all 52 cards. If the dealer would have dealt the third card in this hand than the deck would not be foul and the hand would continue since there had already been significant action.

Eventually everybody agreed that the card had been stuck there since the last hand, and thus ruled the deck foul so the hand would not be played. Maria Ho took her chips back, and the two players behind her showed the {A-Spades} and {A-Diamonds} respectively. Did Ho just got a second life? Or was she denied a double up or re-entry with just a couple of minutes on the clock?

Player Chips Progress
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
1,000 -3,000

Tags: Maria HoZohair Karim