Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Racener Forces Fold From Yockey; Sokoloff Needs a Miracle

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

After Limit Hold'em brought no massive chip changes, the game type moved to Omaha Hi-Lo and John Racener raised from under the gun, Bryce Yockey called on the button and Paul Sokoloff called in the big blind with exactly 30,000 behind.

Sokoloff checked to Racener on the {k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop, who bet and Yockey called. Sokoloff studied his cards several times and sigh-folded, now certain to be forced all-in the very next hand. The turn was the {k-Spades} and before both players had checked, the dealer burned and exposed the {7-Clubs} river.

The floor was called and the card remained exposed as Racener then check-raised a bet by Yockey, which sent the latter into agony before he called. Now required to be pulled into the remaining deck and shuffled twice, the seven disappeared and the new river card was the {10-Diamonds}.

Racener quickly bet and more agony for Yockey followed. He thought about it for more than three minutes and even mentioned "I should have checked the turn" before he let it go.

Player Chips Progress
John Racener us
John Racener
us 2,500,000 550,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 1,300,000 -900,000
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
gb 30,000 -320,000

Tags: Bryce YockeyJohn RacenerPaul Sokoloff