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Event #69: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Taylor Left on Fumes Amid Controversy

dsalituro • Level 29
Esther Taylor

Esther Taylor: {x-}{x-}/{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}/{x-}
John Monnette: {x-}{x-}/{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}/{x-}

John Monnette bet on fifth and sixth streets and was called by Esther Taylor, who had 10,000 left heading to seventh.

As Taylor was being dealt her final card, it hit her chips in the middle and flipped over, exposing the {3-Hearts}. Monnette argued that the card should be shuffled back in the deck, while Taylor said she was going to flip the card over anyway.

A tournament official had to be called over and the clock paused as the situation was resolved. The floor ruled in Monnette's favor, saying the card had to be replaced.

Both players checked and Monnette showed {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for two pair. Taylor had {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} and mucked.

"That's as bad a ruling as I've ever seen," Peder Berge said after the hand.

Player Chips Progress
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 1,800,000 200,000
Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
us 10,000 -420,000

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