Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Three-Outer Saves Lind

• Level 21
George Lind

Limit Hold'em

George Lind raised from the cutoff, Vladimir Shchemelev reraised from the small blind, and Lind called. The flop came {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Shchemelev bet, Lind raised all in with his last chips, and Shchemelev quickly called.

Shchemelev: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Lind: {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

Lind was in bad shape with his worse kicker, and the {5-Clubs} on the turn made his prospects even dimmer. Then the dealer burned a card and dealt the river -- the {8-Hearts}! The now-thinned rail responded audibly, Mike "the Mouth" Matusow among them, at the sight of the saving eight.

Lind survives with 520,000, while Shchemelev has 1.47 million.

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