WSOP 2023 The Main Event continues to deliver jaw-dropping moments. This Thursday, Chris Moneymaker presents the Shuffle Up & Day 1D Deals and Follow-Up Thousands of players sit at the tables and start the day with hours of action. However, two grinders turned their $10,000 buy-in into a one-handed sit and one-handed grind. Go ahead and be the sad protagonist of this new edition of Unusual Weekly. Welcome to another Freak Friday.
In the blink of an eye, just a few minutes after the game started, the two players had run out of chips. Yes, you read that right, there are only two players left in the first hand of the tournament!
The first misfortune was an epic battle between a pair of aces and a pair of kings, the coolest classic ever. The trump card is still strong, and the player’s hopes of becoming the new champion are dashed in the blink of an eye. Would you fold the king to a 5-bet all-in preflop?
The table player Scott Fitzhugh shared a video of the hand on his Twitter account:
This happened at my poker table, the first hand dealt
Unreal! The WSOP Main Event happened pic.twitter.com/wrgDAf3r6e
— Scott Fitzhugh (@fitzpoker) July 6, 2023
Second elimination was even worse drama. Inter-disc showdown, QQ vs 8 8. Mikolaj Zawadzki spent more than four minutes considering whether to pay, and the atmosphere was tense. He eventually jumped at the chance and called, only to find out he was destined to be one of the first knockouts of the day. When he walked towards the exit, the regret on his face was indescribable!
The WSOP Main Event is always an emotional one, and this year was no exception. While those who run out of chips early may regret it, know that this is only the first hand of an exciting battle and you can double down or fold at any time.