Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
After almost four hours of a Heads-Up Match between Jodie Sanders and Jordan Hufty at this year’s customary WSOP Event #1 – $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, and after dreaming about this for the last 15 years, his dreams came true as he finally defeated Sanders and walked away with $61,909 and his very first WSOP Bracelet, the first bracelet of the 2018 series.
The winning hand came at Hand #190 when Hofty opened with a raise to 80,000 but Sanders moved all in for 720,000 which, naturally made Hufty gulp for a second before calling with K Clubs and Q Diamonds . Sanders showed a pair of 3s Clubs and Hearts and both waited for the flop of 10 Spades, 9 Spades and 2 Diamonds. The turn, a 7 Diamonds, was no help to either player. The river spelled Sanders defeat when the K Hearts gave Hufty a pair of cowboys. Sanders still walked away with a nice fat paycheck of $38,246 for two days of fun and games or work, whichever way you want to look at it.
Now we’re ready to see how our friend, James Alexander, will fare at Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller starting today at 3pm pst. Best of luck James, keep tight to your strategy.
Remember to always keep your cool at the tables.