$10,000 Main Event

Two Small Hands

We don't always catch monster pots; in fact, most of the ones we watch are rather run of the mill. Here are two:

Hand #1: Dan Shak opened for 1,500 from middle position and Stephen Chidwick defended from the big blind. The duo then checked both the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{5-Spades} flop and {7-Diamonds}, and then did it one more time when the {6-Spades} completed the board on the river. Shak sheepishly showed {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, and it was good as Chidwick tossed his hand to the muck cards unseen.

Hand #2: An early-position player opened for 1,400 and received calls from Patrik Antonius and Tony Bloom in the cutoff and big blind respectively. All three players then checked the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop, and two more checks followed on the {8-Hearts} turn. That opened the door for Antonius to bet 1,700, which took down the pot.

Chip stacks
Dan Shak us 95,000 29,000
Patrik Antonius fi 85,000 6,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 35,000 -2,000
Tony Bloom gb 9,050 850

Tags: Tony BloomStephen ChidwickDan ShakPatrik Antonius