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

Holden Loses a Race for Tournament Life

Sam Holden, who you may recall as the ninth-place finisher in the past year's World Series of Poker Main Event, made the trip to Melbourne yesterday. He entered today's event with high hopes, even building a decent stack at one point, but now he ha been eliminated.

It happened when he got all in preflop holding {7-}{7-} and was up against {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. The {9-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{A-Clubs} flop was disaster for Holden, and he couldn't find help as the turn and river ran out {4-Clubs} and {2-Diamonds}. Holden made his way from the tournament floor.

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