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Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Taylor All Smiles

LoriPersinger • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Thomas Taylor, originally from San Antonio, Texas, and playing in his first-ever tournament, was all in for his last 8,000 in chips, which wasn't even one big blind. When action folded around to William Smith in the big blind, he was already committed to making the call, and the players tabled their hands.

Thomas Taylor: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
William Smith: {5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-}{k-}{3-}, which gave Taylor a full house and the double-up, and although he was still extremely short-stacked, he was smiling ear-to-ear. His tablemates, including Smith, even congratulated him. Unfortunately, Taylor would be eliminated just two hands later when his king-jack failed to hold up against another player's seven-eight.

Taylor went out in a very impressive 389th place and was still smiling as he headed to the payout line. When asked about his future tournament plans, Taylor said that he was "one and done," but that he still planned to have fun during his next few days in Las Vegas.

Player Chips Progress
William Smith us
William Smith
us 52,000 -6,500
Thomas Taylor ca
Thomas Taylor
ca Busted

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