World Series of Poker Main Event -- Steven Gee Eliminated In Ninth Place
Gee Earns $754,798 After His Bluff Gets Picked Off By Russell Thomas
It took 30 hands and over two hours of play, but the first casualty of the 2012 World Series of Poker main event final table was Steven Gee.
During his time at the final table, Gee played only five, winning his first three with a preflop raise. He had more or less held his ground with the 16,860,000 he started the day with until his final hand of the night against Russell Thomas.
With blinds at 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante, Gee raised from under the gun to 900,000 and was called by Greg Merson behind him and Russell Thomas on the button.
The flop fell 7 5 4 and Gee continued for 1.6 million. Merson folded and Thomas called. The turn was the J and Gee bet 3.25 million.
Thomas called once again and the 3 hit the river. Gee thought it over for about a minute before moving all in for his last 11.35 million. Thomas went into the tank for over five minutes before finding a call, turning over Q Q.
Gee stood up from the table, only able to produce 8 8 and was eliminated by Thomas, who only had him covered by about 3.5 million.
The hand was enough to catapult Thomas, one of the more active players to start the day, into second place overall behind Jesse Sylvia.
You have to credit Gee’s willingness to put it all on the line with a bluff, despite the fact that both Jeremy Ausmus and Michael Esposito were short stacked.
Gee, a bracelet winner from Sacremento, California, earned $754,798 for his ninth place finish.
|1||George Clooney Calls Steve Wynn 'An Asshole' To His Face While Having Dinner At Wynn's Hotel|
|2||Vicky Coren Mitchell Is The First Ever Two-Time European Poker Tour Main Event Winner|
|3||Nevada Removes Gambler From Casino 'Black Book'|
|4||Online Poker: Nikolaus Jedlicka Wins $916,000|
|5||Deutsche Bank Looking To Sell Las Vegas Casino|
|6||World Poker Tour Holds Championship Event This Year With Big Changes|
|7||Poker Hand of the Week: 4/17/14|
|8||Tiger Woods To Host Charity Poker Event|
|9||Eric Afriat Wins World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown|
|10||Blair Hinkle Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event For Third Time|
|1||More Details On Poker Pro Phil Ivey's Alleged Cheating While Playing Baccarat At The Borgata|
|2||Atlantic City Casino Sues Phil Ivey For $9.6 Million, Says Poker Pro Cheated|
|3||Ed Miller: Four Bad Things Amateur Poker Players Say|
|4||Borgata To Pay Final 27 Impacted By Cheating Scandal In Poker Event $19,323 Apiece|
|5||The Top Five Cities To Launch Your Poker Career: Part Two|
|6||Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3 Million In Case Against Las Vegas Casino|
|7||'Technical Problems' Result In Massive $260,000 Overlay In Sunday Tournament On PokerStars|
|8||Phil Hellmuth Gives Poker Bracelet To NBA Owner|
|9||The Top Five Cities To Launch Your Poker Career: Part One|
|10||High-Stakes Online Poker: Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Drops $1.4 Million This Week|