$250,000 Challenge

Everyone Sees the Flop

• Level 2: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

To start this hand, Sam Trickett put in 1,500 from the under-the-gun-plus-one position. Problem was, Tony Bloom was first to act. The other problem was that Trickett meant to raise to 6,000, but had mistaken a T500 chip for a T5,000 chip. The table got a nice little laugh out of Trickett's mistakes, while Bloom made the call.

It was ruled that Trickett could only just call, and he put in the 2,000 total to do so. Then, Igor Kurganov called from the cutoff seat, Tobias Reinkemeier called from the button, Andrew Robl called from the small blind, and Antonio Esfandiari checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came down {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, and action checked to Bloom. He bet 7,500, and Trickett raised to 20,500. Everyone including Bloom folded, and Trickett won the pot.

Tags: Andrew RoblAntonio EsfandiariIgor KurganovSam TrickettTobias ReinkemeierTony Bloom