Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

The Tale of Daniel Kelly

Dan Kelly

When action reached young Daniel Kelly in middle position, he mustered the strength and wisdom possessed only by an experienced play to execute a raise. Not to be outdone and intimidated, the player in the hijack made a stand by three-betting. Wisely, the innocent players in the blinds got out of harm's way as the dealer instituted flop procedures.

F: {3-Spades}{10-Spades}{A-Diamonds}

Perhaps it was fear, or a well-time trap, but Kelly rapped the table to signify a check. The hijack pounced on the opportunity with a bet, which his opponent called without so much as a flinch. The dealer burned and put out the next card.

T: {Q-Spades}

Again young Kelly checked, allowing the hijack to strategically place out a big bet. With the force of an unpredicted storm, Kelly moved in with a check-raise. Whether it was shock and awe or simple caution, the hijack decided just to call.

R: {4-Diamonds}

This was the penultimate moment young Kelly had waited for. He gather a bet and forcefully pushed it forward. Just when it seemed as if he was on the verge of victory, the hijack put in a raise! Kelly made the call and the moment everyone had waited for arrived. The hijack slowly turned over his cards . . . {A-Spades}{8-Spades} for the nut flush.

While Kelly was defeated, he lost neither his poise, grace, nor dignity. He just lost a few chips.

Chip counts/puntos
Dan Kelly us 88,700 -71,300

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