Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Cruz Slips; Then Catches River to Double


In the first hand, Eddie Blumenthal raised to 105,000 from under-the-gun and found one caller in Luis Rodriguez Cruz in the big blind.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and both players checked, however, Cruz led out for 130,000 on the {4-Clubs} turn, which Blumenthal called.

The river came the {5-Hearts} and Cruz led out again - this time for 180,000. Blumenthal announced a call and was incredulous when Cruz tabled {7-Spades}{5-Spades} for third pair. It was apparently good as Blumenthal mucked.

"That's sick," Blumenthal said.

A couple hands later, Cruz opened to 100,000 from the button and Blumenthal went all in from the small blind. The big got out of the way and Cruz made the call to put Blumenthal at risk.

Blumenthal: {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Cruz: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{5-Spades}....{2-Clubs}, pairing Blumenthal up on the river and doubling him up to 1,500,000.

Cruz has slipped to 1,900,000.

Igralec Št. žetonov Napredek
Luis Rodriguez Cruz es
Luis Rodriguez Cruz
es 1,900,000 -825,000
Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 1,500,000 100,000

Oznake: Eddie BlumenthalLuis Rodriguez Cruz