The first Short Deck event in World Series of Poker history never got to heads up play. Instead, the $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em final table came down to one hand between the final three players, as chip leader Alex Epstein sent Anson Tsang and Thai Ha to the rail on the same hand to win the historic Short Deck event.
The big stack flopped a straight with jack-ten, but Tsang had outs to a flush before Ha picked up some equity after the turn paired the board. Instead, the river bricked and Alex Epstein became a World Series of Poker bracelet winner.
Scott Blumstein almost did this to win the 2017 Main Event. When Blumstein’s hand didn’t hold, a few stories about Scotty Nguyen winning a Main Event via a double knockout were passed around. True or not, a WSOP bracelet event has now been decided with one hand and three players. Is this one of the most historic wins in World Series of Poker history?
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