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

Kroesen Crippled; Then Eliminated


Right off the bat, Shao Lui got his stack of about 48,000 all in preflop against Rikcy Kroesen for a classic race.

Kroesen: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Lu: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The {3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop put in end to the race and solidified Liu's lead, while the {K-Spades} turn left Kroesen drawing dead. The inconsequential {10-Diamonds} was put out on the river and Liu doubled to approximately 100K; meanwhile, Kroesen was left with just 28,500.

A few hands later, Kroesen picked up {Q-}{Q-} but ran into the {K-}{K-} of his opponent. Kroesen couldn't catch, and just like that, he was bounced from the tournament shy of the money.

Chip stacks
Shao Liu cn 100,000
Ricky Kroesen au Ude

Tags: Ricky Kroesen