Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Alashkar Could Have Had More?

• Taso 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Alex Alashkar was involved in yet another monster pot. On a board of {2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} Robert Gullickson had moved his final 77,600 chips all in. The pot was roughly 50,000 and Alashkar begin counting out the chips trying to get a read on the stone cold Gullickson.

Eventually he folded, pleading with Gullickson to show his cards to which Gullickson just shook his head and slid his cards to the dealer. Later Alashkar claimed to have had pocket kings and was sure the river ten helped Gullickson by way of a ten high strait. Gullickson responded that Alashkar was both right and wrong. The ten helped him but he had pocket tens, not {9-}{8-}, the only hand that would have beaten Alashkar.

Both of these players have been around poker long enough that you can't put it past them to have each had Ace high, but the hand is especially notable because Gullickson has chipped up to about 128,000. That means that three out of the five largest stacks in the room are at the same table because Jason Baker sits there as well, holding strong with about 125,000. If you like action, it is clear these players are not afraid to mix it up and should provide for an exciting day.

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