2014 World Series of Poker

Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1

Kitty Cripples the Magician

Level 8 : 200-400, 50 ante
Kitty Kuo
Kitty Kuo

Kitty Kuo opened to 800, and action folded around to Antonio Esfandiari, who called in the big blind. The dealer fanned out a {6-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop, and Esfandiari check-raised a bet of 700 from Kuo, to 2,050. Kuo announced all in and Esfandiari thought for a moment before making the call, putting Kuo at risk.

Kuo: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Esfandiari: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Kuo had flopped a set and had Esfandiari in big trouble. The turn and river {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} changed nothing and Kuo crippled Esfandiari with the double up.

Esfandiari has chipped up a small amount as he shoved preflop the next three hands, winning the blinds and antes.

Player Chips Progress
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
22,000 10,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
3,000 -11,000
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