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Raj Vohra and the Case of the "Angle-Limp"
Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Raj Vohra had a series of two hands that saw him take a bad beat, then pay the misfortune forward to another player at the table. We missed the action, but the table kindly filled us in on both situations.
Things didn't go well for Vohra in this first hand, where action folded to him and, before he could act, the player on his left raised to 2,500. Knowing the other player's raise would be binding if he just called, Vohra limped in with pocket aces. Or, as Jonathan Little and the other players at the table described it, Vohra "angle-limped."
The other player started to fold his hand until he was told his 2,500 had to stay in the pot. He pulled his hand back and action folded back around to Vohra, who reraised to 6,700.
Again, Little and company feel the need to interrupt the action to clarify that Vohra "obviously has aces and kings." Before the other player called, he even told Vohra, "The right play is all-in."
The flop came J-10-4 with two spades and Vohra bet 10,000. The other player moved all-in for a little over 70,000 and Vohra called with his aces. The other player held K6 for a flush draw. Vohra turned a non-spade ace, giving him top set and cutting down the player's outs.
The river brought a spade though and Vohra dropped the big pot. He would get a lot of it back very soon though.
Vohra delivered a terrible beat to his opponent when they got it all-in on the turn of a K97Q board with Vohra holding KQ for top two pair to his opponent's 77 for a set of sevens.
The river brought a lucky K for Vohra to give him kings full of queens and a double up.
After the hand, Vohra looked at the dealer and told him, "You know you're the worst dealer in Florida? If I win, I'm going to give you a freaking big tip."
Raj Vohra - 110,000
02:38 PM, 02/12/12