Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Weird Things Happening

[user68268] • Nível 5: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Philipp Gruissem

On the final board of {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{A-Spades}, Philipp Gruissem and John Juanda were in action. Gruissem checked, and Juanda fired 220,000. This all seemed like an innocent river bet, but then things got a little funky.

Gruissem put out 350,000 with one lavender T250,000 chip and one canary T100,000 chip. Gruissem looked confused when the dealer questioned what his action was. It was ruled that Gruissem had to raise to the minimum of 440,000, so he then did so. Then action went back to Juanda, and he thought for a little bit. Eventually, Juanda reraised to 930,000.

This sent Gruissem into the tank. He talked a little bit out loud and made it clear that he didn't know if Juanda was reraising because he thought Gruissem only meant to call and messed up, or that he actually had a hand.

"I can beat pocket sixes," Gruissem said at one point.

"Man, there are some really weird hands being played in this tournament," said Brian Rast from the other side of the table.

After several long minutes, Gruissem folded. Juanda asked him if he had meant to raise, and Gruissem stated that he meant to make it 600,000, but made an error. Juanda then said he meant to reraise to 880,000, but actually made it 50,000 more than that.

Gruissem was open that he could beat a set of sixes, and Juanda was open that he thought Gruissem intended to raise, but just put out the wrong amount. Either way, Juanda won the pot.

After the hand, the players at the table began a discussion about the chips in the event, saying that it's easy to mess up bets with the bigger chips involved that they aren't used to.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 3,550,000 568,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 1,400,000 -680,000

Tags: Brian RastJohn JuandaPhilipp Gruissem