2012 WSOP Limit Hold'em Championship winner Daniel Idema is also playing today's event and he just needed two floor rulings within one betting street. It's good to get our Stud knowledge brushed up and we were there to get the details.
Idema had the showing and after a raise and some callers he put in four green 25 chips. Idema wanted to make the call but the floor ruled he had to put in a raise to 100. The player who brought it in for 25 called, another player folded and the next player, who had the showing, put in another raise. In between Idema and the re-raiser someone called with the showing and Idema called as well.
We had four players going into fourth street and Idema hit a pair of fives with the . He was first to act since he had a pair showing and checked. The agressor hit the and and his neighbor raised with the . It was back onto Idema who, once again, threw in four green 25 chips only this time the bet was already 200. The floor was called over again and Idema wanted to know if he could pull his chips back or if he had to make the call.
After not agreeing with the first ruling the main tournament supervisor came over and he decided the following. Since it's a limit game, and Idema had already invested half the bet with his four green chips he had to call. "So does that mean I have to call in a No-Limit Hold'em tournament facing an all in when I throw in a 25 chips?" Idema asked. The floor reminded Idema that this was a limit format and that he had to make the call when investing half the bet.
Fifth street got dealt and Idema hit the . He checked as did the player who hit the and after the bet the hand was over after both players folded. Idema lost some chips but gained some knowledge about the betting in Seven Card Stud. To wrap things up here's a look at the hands of the players involved.
Idema: (x-x) / - fold
Opponent 1: (x-x) /
Opponent 2: (x-x) / - fold