$2,500 Mixed - Norway! Did That Just Happen?
"I have a feeling this will be over before we get to another Razz round one way or another," Sigurd Eskeland said. He was right.
Steve Sung had been beating Eskeland up in a round of Razz and when Seven Card Stud came around a few of Sung's rail were asking for them to bring back the lowball stud.
The two were almost even when the final hand went down during a No Limit Hold-em round.
Eskeland opened from the button and Sung reraised out of the big blind. Eskeland shoved and Sung snap called.
Sung turned over pocket queens while Eske winced and showed his A♣ 9♠.
Much to the Sung rail's delight, the dealer rolled over an aceless flop of 3♦ 9♣ 4♣. The turn was a very spicy J♣. This had some people in the crowd groaning while Eskeland's rail willed out a club.
The dealer rapped his hand on the table and burned a card. He then flipped over the 2♣!
Oh the humanity!
Sung's head dropped into his hands while Eskeland's hands went up in the air.
A large part of Sung's rail couldn't bear to watch Sung in agony and they ran off the stage. Some loud expletives were heard being shouted from them (at nobody in particular, just out of frustration).
They were so close in chips that it took several minutes for the floor to count and verify the chips.
"So do I win?" Eskeland asked.
"Yes, you do," the tournament official said. Eskeland threw up his hands one more time. Victory was his.
"At least it wasn't for a million dollars," one of Sung's friends told him as they walked off. No, it wasn't for a million, but it was for $100,000.
Sung, crushingly close to bracelet number two, will have to settle for $160,952.
On the other hand, Sigurd Eskeland will be taking home $260,497 for his dramatic suckout.
Oh, almost forgot, he gets a bracelet too.
So ends the $2,500 Mixed Event #48 at the 2010 WSOP. Congratulations to Sigurd Eskeland of Oslo, Norway on his first WSOP bracelet!
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