Set of Aces is a Straight Chop on Gross Run Out

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

Blinds 1,200/2,400/300 ante
30 players remaining,  86k avg (36 bb)

Randy Cohen
Cohen Sees Side Pot Disappear

We caught this hand before the last break when a player named Brian or Bryan, who says “you’ll have to guess,” is the victim of a brutal run out, while Randy Cohen (Naples), just missed taking down a 150k side pot

It’s a four way all-in and Brian (we’re guessing) has the lead:

Brian: AA
Randy Cohen: QQ
Shelly Gross (Pembroke Pines) 99
John Smith (Park City, UT): 77

Flop: A K J (Brian, set)
Turn: Q (Cohen, set)
River: T

The straight on the board means it’s a 4-way chop.

“I dodged a big one there,” says Gross, who, along with Cohen started the hand with ~90k.

“It is what it is,” says Cohen, who was poised for a huge side pot until the river.

Brian, who had 19k, moves all in two hands later with AJ, but doesn’t improve against Gross’ AK for the knockout.  John Smith, whose 15k was the short stack, like Gross, gets new life.

Shelly Gross
Gross River Helps Shelly