Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Right Call, Wrong Result Ends McCormick


Jason Mercier raised to 2,400 in the cutoff and Tom McCormick called on the button. Corrie Wunstel then raised to 7,500 from the big blind which got Mercier to instantly fold but McCormick stuck around.

On the {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop, Wunstel led out for 8,600 and McCormick quickly slid in a raise to 18,600. After a bit of thought, Wunstel put in around 70,000 in orange T5000 chips that were almost his entire stack and which were enough to put McCormick all in who had 24,000 or so behind. McCormick then went into the tank...and tanked...and shuffled and counted out chips...and tanked. Finally, after what must have been at least five minutes, McCormick plopped the rest of his stack in and the players showed their hands.

McCormick: {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Wunstel: {K-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

McCormick made the right call and was ahead with his over-pair of jacks against the top pair of nines with Wunstel. The {8-Hearts} on the turn was safe and McCormick gave a little “YES!” but then the fateful {9-Clubs} hit the river to give Wunstel trips. McCormick jumped out of his chair and nearly fell over as he cried, “NOOOO!” and ventured off near the other tables for a few seconds. As the pot was pushed to Wunstel who was stacking his chips, McCormick returned and said, “How can you do that?” He then went over to Mercier at the opposite side of the table to say a few things before he made his exit.

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