APPT Sydney: Tiffany terrorises kings
By Heath Cram
PokerStars qualifier Quentin Lae has been eliminated in three-way all-in action, with UK-based American Tiffany Williamson scooping the pot.
In the hand prior Williamson showed her indisputable class by openly and correctly laying down Ace-King of spades, with her opponent confirming her read by showing pocket rockets, a laydown which left her with 105k in chips.
Lae made the most of this information (of Williamson's ability to laydown a hand), by pushing his last 36.5k into the middle from the button on Williamson's big blind) but he got way more than he bargained for.
The player in the small blind re-pushed all-in, having both Lae (button) and Williamson (big blind) covered in chips, and Tiffany had herself a dilemma.
"Oh my goodness," said Williamson as she looked at her cards for the first time, and stood up from the table.
Williamson had her hand firmly planted on her forehead for minutes, before announcing her call, for her tournament life. The three players then rolled over their cards:
Quentin Lae: Q 6
Small Blind: K K
Williamson: A Q
The flop came: Ac 6s Jh, pairing both Lae and Williamson, with the Kings in trouble. The turn (7s) and river (5d) were no help to the other players and Tiffany Williamson had more than doubled up with her A Q.
"I'm really sorry, I thought your push was just to push me out, but you had a hand. I'm sorry," Williamson to the player in the small blind who took a crippling blow with his cowboys. Williamson's apologies fell on deaf ears as she went to 250k in chips.
Approximate Day 2 Chip Counts:
- Henrik Gwinner 580k
- Gary Diamond 490k
- Karib Karib 390k
- Scotty Nguyen 380k
- Carter Gill 305k
- Rabii Maatouk 300k
- Lee Nelson 190k (Team PokerStars Pro)
- Luigi Apreda 170k (PokerStars Qualifier)
- Terrence Chan 150k (PokerStars Player)
- Joe Hachem 70k (Team PokerStars Pro)