Ducks Fade Spades for 100k

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 600/1,200/200 ante
81 players remaining, 50k avg (42 bb)

Player busted by Norm Ketchum
Ketchum (center) and his Opponent
(standing) Wait for the River

We pick up the action with Norm Ketchum (Loves Park, IL) with a set of twos against his opponent’s flush draw. “I need a spade,” says the player at risk.

When a red card hits the river, Ketchum’s ducks adds 20k to his stack, taking it to 100k

“It’s a nice room,” says Ketchum who’s traveling Florida in his RV to avoid the Chicago winter.  “Very well lit,” he says, “I’ve been in every spot and I can always see the cards.”

Ketchum is another WSOP bracelet winner in the field (thanks to Brian Wilson for the tip!) and it’s his first trip to Seminole Coconut Creek.

Ketchum won his bracelet in the 2004 No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball event and says he’s enjoyed the cash games here at the Stax Poker Lounge.

Norm Ketchum
Ketchum Catches Set