Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Check-Calling With Quads

Kenny Shih - Nearing 10 million chips

Kenny Shih opened from middle position, JP Kelly three-bet to 680,000 from the cutoff, and Shih called. The flop fell {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, and Shih checked to Kelly who continued for 525,000. Shih called.

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, and Kelly fired a second bullet worth 900,000. Shih tanked for a minute or so, then slid out enough green T25,000 chips to make the call.

The {3-Hearts} completed the board, and Shih knuckled a third time. Kelly emptied the chamber, sliding out over 3 million in lavender T100,000 chips. Shih hesitated for perhaps a millisecond before calling, but waited for Kelly to open his hand first. Kelly sheepishly tabled {k-Hearts}{9-Spades} for king-high, prompting Shih to roll over {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} for quad queens!

Shih did a lap around the table, breathing heavily and yelling to his rail. Meanwhile, a tournament director counted down Shih's stack and found that it was around 2.8 million - less than the bet. A great deal of damage had been done to Kelly's stack regardless, and here's how the two look now:

Igrač Čipovi Napredak
Kenny Shih us
Kenny Shih
us 9,810,000 4,610,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 5,450,000 -3,885,000

Tagovi: JP KellyKenny Shih