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Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Sparks Avoids Going Broke

connorrichards • Level 2: 200-300, 300 ante

Shawn Sparks in late position was in a pot against Donald Boyer on a board reading {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and called a flop bet from his opponent.

Boyer continued with a bet of 6,000 on the {8-Hearts} turn with around 25,000 already in the middle. Sparks called.

Boyer fired again with a bet of 6,000 on the {j-Clubs} river and Sparks signed before calling.

"You got aces?" asked Sparks.

Boyer did have aces and. turned over {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}, while Sparks showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Sparks likely lost the minimum as he had flopped a big hand with both the nut flush draw and top pair-top kicker.

"Thank goodness I didn't shove the flop," he said. "Anybody else goes broke there."

Player Chips Progress
Donald Boyer US
Donald Boyer
US 90,000 90,000
Shawn Sparks us
Shawn Sparks
us 50,000