Event 13: Smooth Criminal

$260 + $40 No Limit Hold’em

Blinds: 300/600/75

The board read KhQs5hJhAh and with a pot of about 20K, the player in Seat 1 made a bet of 8.5K. His opponent in Seat 4 took a peek at his cards, looked at the board, then a quick glance at his opponent who had about 20K in chips left. Seat 4 had about 35K in front of him. “Raise,” he announced.

In the background, “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm is playing.

Seat 4 makes a raise to 18.5K.

“You’ve got to be f***ing kidding me,” said Seat 1, a mixed look of disgust and pain coming over his face. He flipped his cards face up, his head shaking. KdKs. Seat 4 smiled and turned over 9c9s.

You’ve been hit by… you’ve been struck by… a smooth criminal.

57 players are left.