Main Event

Steicke The Magician


Here’s something you don’t see every day. David Steicke open-limped the button. We weren’t sure if we were seeing things, but never one to doubt the powers of the great man, we took note and watched on. Sammy Huang smelt something fishy and folded his small blind as Ted Wang was lured in as he tapped the table in the big blind.

The flop landed {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Wang led out with a bet of 1,500. Steicke made the call. The turn brought the {8-Clubs} to put four clubs on board and a check from Wang. Steicke toyed with his chips before sliding out 3,300. Wang deliberated for some time before making the call.

The river was the {j-Hearts} to now put four to a straight on board and Wang checked once again. Steicke gave a wry smile before seemingly tapping the table in resignation. Wang opened {10-Spades}{3-Hearts} for top pair but the powers of Steicke were demonstrated as he tabled {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a straight. Kids, don’t try this at home.

Chip stacks
David Steicke au 75,000 33,000
Ted Wang 60,000 -17,000

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