From the Card Player live updates from yesterday at the World Series of Poker main event. One guy, William Thorsson, has been running incredibly hot and is the chip leader. How hot? This hot:
William Thorsson raises to $700 from the cut off and the button re-raises to $1,200. The small blind makes a third raises to $3,500. Thorsson re-raises $7,000 more and the small blind calls. The flop comes Ah 2d 2s and the small blind checks and Thorsson moves all-in for $100,000. The small blind makes the call after 2 minutes of deliberation and shows K-K. Thorsson taps the table and says “Wow,” and sheepishly shows his 7c 5h. The turn is a 3h and the river a 4c giving Thorsson the wheel.
Unbelievable luck. He’s just trying to push around the table, but the 4th reraise before the flop has to signal that he has pocket aces. The small blind made what was probably a foolish call after the flop given the pre-flop betting, but he was actually ahead in the hand. To then lose to a runner runner straight is just brutal. After the flop, Thorsson was almost 50-1 to lose that hand. When you’re running hot, you’re running hot.