Battle of the Ring-Bearers Part Two (and Three)

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship

Level 9: Blinds 400/800/100 ante

John Dolan and Prince Gaspard get to the turn with a board of KsQs9h6c.  John (utg) moved in for 53,400, having Prince covered, barely.   Prince tanked for a minute, saying “I don’t know if I’m good enough to lay this down”.

He eventually called, showing 9s9c for a set.  John tossed his Ts7s on the felt.  He had a flush draw with double-gutshot straight draw and needed to catch a Jack, 8, or spade that didn’t pair the board.

River was a complete brick, the 3d, and Prince doubled up to ~160k.  John was left with only 3,650.

John surrendered his big blind to a raise on the next hand.

Prince opened for 2k utg and got two callers before John moved in from the small blind for his last 2,550.  Everyone, including the big blind, called.

On the flop of AsTs3h the big blind checked, Prince bet 4,500, and everyone else got out of the pot.

John tabled Ah6c for top pair, but Prince had him out-kicked with AdKs.  The last two fell Qc2d and were no help to John.  He busted out and headed for the door.