APPT Sydney: Luck against Levick
Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker timed his visit to the tournament floor (as a spectator) perfectly, as he watched fellow Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem rake in a huge pot, after flopping the nuts and eliminating well known local poker identity Chris Levick.
Hachem decided to get fancy pre-flop with 6-9 offsuit, re-raising Levick's pre-flop under the gun raise.
Levick called and the flop came down: 7d 5d 8s. Hachem cleverly disguised his hand with a post-flop bet of 6k, which resulted in an all-in push from Levick. Hachem insta-called and turned up 6d 9s for the nut straight, with Levick disgusted as he turned over his pocket 10s.
There was no help for Levick (who runs the PokerDome group of poker rooms in Sydney) on the turn (7s) or river (Qd) and he was eliminated.
"Joe, you're a superstar," Moneymaker said. "Can't you see I'm blessed, look what's behind me!", replied Joe referring to wife Jeannie on the rail.
Joe Hachem now has 80k with 95 runners remaining and level 8 nearing.