Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Townsend Makes a Huge Bluff on the Bubble

Webjoker • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Wade Townsend

Hiren Patel opened for 8,500 from the hijack and found some resistance in the big blind. Wade Townsend made it 31,000 to go, but that sure wasn't the end of it. Patel four-bet to 68,500 and Townsend five-bet to 135,000 after some thinking. Patel made the call and the two of them saw a flop in an already huge pot.

The first three community cards were {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Townsend bet out 85,000. Patel made the call without much thinking, and the dealer burned, and turned the {7-Spades}. Townsend announced all in for about 180,000. In the meantime it was the official bubble, so a lot of players gathered to check what was going on.

"You have it?" asked Patel while he tried to look Townsend in the eyes. Townsend didn't reply.

Patel eventually folded, and now Townsend did react. He gently tabled {K-Diamonds}{6-Spades} for a stone cold bluff and raked in the massive pot.

Player Chips Progress
Wade Townsend US
Wade Townsend
US 682,500 343,500
Hiren Patel us
Hiren Patel
us 490,000 -192,000

Tags: Hiren PatelWade Townsend