Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha

Sandeep Pulusani Finishes in First Place ($277,949)

mattohalloran • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Sandeep Pulusani

No-Limit Hold'em

Just one hand after doubling up Esther Taylor, Sandeep Pulusani found himself again playing a pot that if he won, would deliver him his second career WSOP bracelet. Taylor had moved all in from the small blind and Pulusani had made the call

Esther Taylor: {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Sandeep Pulusani: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Pulusani was in good shape with his pocket pair and Taylor only having one over card. The {8-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop was a safe one. The {10-Spades} on the turn gave both players a straight draw, with Taylor needing a nine and Pulusani needing a queen. The {q-Hearts} hit on the river. Taylor initially celebrated thinking her top pair was good, but Pulusani was quick to point out that he had made his straight. Pulusani had won the pot, the tournament, and the coveted WSOP bracelet.

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