2021 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

High Card for a 2015 Main Event Seat

SantanaBandana • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Zhen Cai

With three players busting on the bubble - Zhen Cai, Kori Hunter, and John Dwyer - and only one 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event seat to give away, Jack Effel decided to get a little crazy.

The three split the first $18,406 prize, earning $6,135.33 each, then pulled high cards for the $10,000 seat.

"Alright, Max," Effel told the dealer. "Let's scramble 'em up."

Max obliged, shuffling the cards then fanned the 52 across a table in the middle of the Amazon Room. Hunter was first, and he opted to sweat his card. He eventually turned over the {6-Diamonds}, leaving him drawing very slim, and Cai quickly took the lead with the man with the ax - the {k-Diamonds}.

Dwyer was the last to pick, and because spades and hearts rank higher than diamonds, there were six cards in the deck that could give him the $10,000 seat: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{a-Spades}.

He also pulled a red six - the {6-Hearts} - and Cai was the winner of the hi-card bonanza.

The remaining players are all in the money, and guaranteed a minimum of $18,406, but all eyes are on the $10 million first-place prize.

Tags: John DwyerKori HunterZhen Cai