Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

"I Just Made a Straight Flush?"

Chad_Holloway • Level 6: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Stewart Newman

Phil Galfond opened for 6,000 on the button and Stewart Newman announced that he was all in for 63,000. Galfond hit the tank debating what to do, and commented that he had a "pretty hand." Eventually he called.

"I don't think I want a pretty hand to call," Newman admitted. Indeed, he was in bad shape.

Galfond: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Newman: {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}

"That's a good flop for you," Galfond said after the {8-Spades}{9-Spades}{j-Spades} flop gave Newman the lead with jacks. The {10-Spades} turn improved him to a straight flush, and he was shipped the double after the {5-Hearts} was put out on the river.

"I just made a straight flush?" Newman asked rhetorically. "That's pretty silly."

Chip Counts
Phil Galfond us 210,000 -65,000
Stewart Newman US 130,000 67,000

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