Monday, March 8, 2010

Players of the Year eliminated

Card Player's "Player of the Year" Eric Baldwin has been eliminated when his pocket tens did not hold up. Baldwin was all in after a flop of 9x[4h][3h] against his opponent's [7h][5h], and while the turn was safe, the river was a 6 to make his opponent's gut shot straight.

Bluff Magazine's "Player of the Year" Jason Mercier has been eliminated in a similar fashion.  Mercier was all in preflop holding AK against his opponent's JJ.  Though the ATx flop was good for Mercier, the king on the turn gave his opponent a straight draw.  The river queen made another gut shot straight and sent Mercier to the rail.