$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Benson Booming; Ho Hurting


Wandering past Maria Ho and Gary Benson's table and we noticed that Ho had considerably less than her peak stack from just a short while ago and Benson is looking a lot healthier.

While we were at the table, Ho and Benson were rumbling in the following hand. the board showed {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Ho and one other player checked to Benson. At this point Benson made a bet of 1,400 and Ho went for the check-raise, making it 3,450. The other player got out of the way, while Benson made the call.

The {3-Spades} on the river would see Ho check again and Benson would again bet, this time 3,500. Ho thought for some time, glancing at her cards several times before letting it go, sending the pot to Benson.

Chip stacks
Gary Benson au 24,000 14,000
9,200 -5,300

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