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Biggest Pot So Far

Brian Schaedlich limped from early position before Jeff Kimber raised to 6,000 from the button and Schaedlich made the call before the flop came {Q-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}.

Schaedlich checked to face a 6,000 bet from Kimber that he raised up to 15,000. Kimber then reraised up to 50,000 before Schaedlich raised again and for all his chips. It was a huge raise considering how deep these two were.

Kimber snap-called with {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} and a shell-shocked Schaedlich turned over {A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} . The turn came {10-Diamonds} and river {4-Clubs} to hand the biggest pot of this year's Main Event to Jeff Kimber, a massive 681,000.

Schaedlich's back down to 387,000 and, as he was handing over chips, he commented "What could I do?"

Kimber said he would never have gone to war without the goods because of the size of Schaedlich's stack.

What can you do? I wonder if he realizes that you are allowed to fold AA.

4 responses to "What can you do"

  1. apparently he's never run into a set before.


  2. Inevitable that the lucky amateur donks off at some point ...


  3. Or he hasn't heard that limping with AA doesn't work very often in a $26 online donkament much less in the WSOP ME.


  4. Yeah, the limp, smooth-call, check-raise line with pocket aces. Hmm. "What could I do?" Let's think, maybe not over-shove with just one freaking pair after your flop check-re-raise is bumped up to a significant portion of a huge stack that has no reasong being involved in questionable situations. Maybe consider folding the hand?!

    Hey, it was neat runnin' into ya at the $750k satellite the other day. (And of course it was even neater with both of us winning!) Good luck in Sunday's tourney, (unless you're preferring the T$.)

    Have a good weekend...