Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

A Better Turn for Moneymaker

Shamus • Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

A player raised to 575 from early position and got two callers, including Chris Moneymaker sitting a couple of seats to his left. The flop came {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The preflop raiser bet 1,450, and both Moneymaker and the third player sitting in the cutoff called. The turn was the {J-Hearts}, and this time the EP player bet 3,550. Moneymaker again called -- leaving himself only 5,000 or so behind -- while the third player skedaddled.

The river was the {2-Diamonds}. Moneymaker's opponent fired again, enough to put Moneymaker all in, and the 2003 ME champ quickly called. The aggressor throughout the hand showed {J-Clubs}{j-Spades} for a turned set of jacks, but Moneymaker had {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a jack-high straight.

"Nice hand, Moneymaker," said his opponent. "Thank you, sir," he replied. "A really, really sick turn."

After his difficult first hour-and-a-half of play today, that one puts Moneymaker back up around 19,000.

Tagovi: Chris Moneymaker