This Is Not Fun When It Happens
Dennis Phillips was one of the surprising players at the final table last year. He wore a Cardinals hat and played a mean brand of tournament poker.
This year we found out that Dennis Phillips is no fluke!
He finished 45th and won $178,857 at the main event. The way he went out of the event after 6 days or 70+ hours of poker was rather ugly.
Here is the hand (source cardplayer.com)
One player raises pre-flop to 165,000 and Francois Balmigere calls. Dennis Phillips re-raises to 450,000. The first raiser folds, but Balmigere moves all-in. Phillips calls putting his entire stack into the pot.
The probability of a tie is 86%
The probability of either hand winning is only 7%.
The flop: Kc-6s-4s. Balmigere gets his flush draw.
The probability of a tie is now 64%.
The turn: 10h.
The probability of a tie is up to 80%.
The river: 5s
And Now For The Rest Of The Poker Story...
Balmigere is one of the final 27 players. He has a low chip stack with over 1.4 million and the blinds at 50000/10000 with a 10000 ante. He will win at least $250,000+.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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