Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Baxter Can't Get Opponent to Bite

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Billy Baxter, here chatting with WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla

A player in middle position raised and got two callers from the blinds, including seven-time WSOP bracelet winner Billy Baxter in the big blind.

The flop came {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and it checked to the preflop raiser. He bet 1,200, and only Baxter stuck around. The turn brought the {K-Diamonds}, pairing the board. Baxter checked once more, and this time his opponent bet 2,100. Baxter quickly called.

The river brought the {10-Diamonds} and a quick check from Baxter. When his opponent checked behind, Baxter shook his head as if slightly frustrated, then turned over his hand -- {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}. He'd rivered a full house, and had hoped his opponent would bite. His opponent leaned over to see Baxter's cards, and he, too, appeared disappointed. He paused before showing his hand, then decided to do so -- {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}.

Baxter is at about 23,000, roughly the same place he's been chip-wise for the last couple of hours.

Tagovi: Billy Baxter