Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Mickey Craft Doubles Through Richard Dubini

Valerie.Cross • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Mickey Craft and Richard Dubini were heads-up to a {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, and Dubini checked from early position. Craft moved all in for 795,000, and Dubini went into the tank.

As Dubini was thinking, Craft said, "I might be outmatched in poker, but I'm never outmatched in fun!"

Dubini continued to think it over, then moved forward calling chips. Dubini tabled {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for a pair of queens. Craft had a disappointed look on his face, and after more than five seconds, he flipped over {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for the best hand.

The {J-Spades} came on the turn, giving Dubini two pair, and Craft admitted, "I deserved that," referring to the slowroll on the flop.

Craft's fans were calling for his outs, and he found the {2-Clubs} on the river to counterfeit Dubini's two pair. Craft got the double-up to stay alive.

Player Chips Progress
Richard Dubini ar
Richard Dubini
ar 2,800,000 1,200,000
Mickey Craft us
Mickey Craft
us 1,900,000 800,000

Tags: Mickey CraftRichard Dubini