Local Hold'em players descend on Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker
Greenagel started at the No-Limit Hold'em tourney hosted by the South Point Hotel and Casino, and in the first five hours, built up his chip stack by $900. "The first hand I won an $800 pot on a flop of 8, 9, J—all hearts." Two players before Greenagel went all in, and he followed. The first player held an A-2 of hearts for the nut flush. Player two had three 9's. Both were a bit shocked when Greenagel turned over a 7-10 of hearts for a straight flush. "It's nice to not have to worry about the turn and river in a pot like that," Greenagel said.
The other notable hand of the day came when Greenagel went all in holding 6-6 after the flop came 6-3-9. Another player holding 9-9 called. Greenagel turned to the short-stacked player and predicted they would see another 6 before the end of the hand, and indeed, a 6 of hearts came on the turn, giving Greenagel four of a kind. By 8pm, Greenagel had lost about $400 of his profit and decided to take a break.
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