Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

How To Win a Poker Tournament, By Daniel Retallick

• Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

There were already a lot of chips in the middle of the table when we walked up to catch the turn card on a {3-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {6-Clubs} board. The player in position bet a little more than 85,000, and Daniel Retallick put him all in for about 220,000 total. The call came, and the cards were on their backs.

Showdown
Retallick: {10-Spades} {10-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}

Almost all of Retallick's chips were committed to the pot, too, and it sounded like someone said they folded one of his outs. No matter, though.

River: {10-Diamonds}!

We believe "Bink!" is the word for that. Mr. Opponent spun away from the table in disgust, gritting through the words, "I can't believe I just got one outed..." before he trailed off in a mumble. Retallick was pretty shocked too, and he was a few steps away from the table gathering himself as the opponent departed. When he came back to his seat, he rested his head on the rail, a bit overwhelmed by the river card he'd just spiked. He could barely stack up or even talk, but we'll eyeball him at an impressive 850,000 as he drags that near-double.

Tagovi: Daniel Retallick