€5,300 Main Event

Williams Rollercoaster Ride

• Nível 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

David Williams, a UK PokerStars qualifier, seemed to be a bit upset about the manner in which the dealer had made some change from his stack, a little distracted even. He had a stack of around 15k. So began his rollercoaster next few hands. He was in the big blind and faced a bet of 3,200 from Bruno"Kool Shen" Lopes. Williams made the call and they saw a flop of {k-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. William’s checked and when Lopes bet 5,000, Williams check-raised all in. Lopes snapped him off with {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} against the {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} of Williams who was drawing thin. The turn was the {4-Hearts} and the river {4-Diamonds}. Williams was left with 600. And a chair.

Williams was automatically all in on the next hand in the small blind, and with two other players pushing the action preflop it looked like he was doomed. A flop of {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts} and a bet from Lopes forcing the other player out meant the cards were turned up. Lopes had {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Williams had {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}. No matter; the turn {k-Spades} and river{a-Diamonds} soon sorted that out. Williams was still in with 2,500.

Williams shoved the next hand with {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts} got two callers and won again. Good God, what a story. He could go on to win this whole event. Next hand he grabs his stack, yellows T1000s in the left, black T100s in the right. Over the line they go, but no, the dealer rules it’s a string bet and only the yellows will count.

Anders Pedersen saved the day with a raise though, and all the chips did go in. Pedersen had raised with {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and was racing against the {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} of Williams. Could he do it again? The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The last card counterfeiting Williams pair and robbing him of another double up.

What a few minutes in his tournament. He took it in good spirits saying it was nice playing with the table and wishing them luck.

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