Event 4 - $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem

Hand #95 - A Dramatic Chop

Hand #95 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 30,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, Spegal bets 30,000, and Smith calls. The turn card is the {3-Diamonds}, Spegal bets 60,000, and Smith calls.

The river card pairs the board with the {8-Spades}, Spegal checks, Smith announces "Pot," which is determined to be 180,000, and he moves a few stacks of chips forward. Spegal reraises the size of the pot, and Smith thinks for a full minute before he calls all in.

Spegal shows {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for trip eights, and Smith shows {8-Hearts}{4-Spades} -- for trip eights.

All that drama, and it's just a chopped pot. Smith would've had a tough time dealing with it if he folded and later saw on TV that they had identical hands.