2014 World Series of Poker

Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 2

Gross' Optimism Proves Warranted

Level 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Jeff Gross pushed all in for 107,000 and was called by Mike Smith.

"I'm gonna have to get lucky," Gross said.

Smith revealed {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}.

"Oh, I can win that," Gross said, turning over {k-Hearts}{q-Spades} for live cards.

No sooner had he said it than the flop came {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, giving him trips. The {9-Spades} gave Smith a straight draw, though only half of it was good, and the {3-Spades} river was a blank.

Smith will have less than two big blinds after break.

Player Chips Progress
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
225,000 100,000
Michael Smith us
Michael Smith
15,000 -147,000

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