This is every player’s worst fear at the start of poker’s flagship event with deep stacks and a $10,000 buy-in easily going down the drain. Goone’s opponent, Dennis Brand, must be feeling sick.
Marc Goone Wins Aces vs Kings in 2nd Hand of Main Event
The action of the hand was picked up with 15,000 already in the pot and blinds still on 100/200 200 ante.
The flop was 5d 6d 8h and Brand had just declared himself all-in. Now Goone had a serious decision to make for a massive 300 big blinds overall.
Many players would find a fold here, wanting to prolong their tournament and feed themselves into the event slowly, but not Marc Goone.
Goone decided that it was highly likely he was up against another overpair to the board and he would be a massive favourite. And he was, of course, correct.
The call was made and the board ran out 8s and 4d, offering no help to Dennis Brand’s pocket kings.
Another player at the table said to Goone:
“I thought it was the other way around. I thought you were gonna have to lay down kings. Or you both had aces, the way that was playing,”
Goone told him:
“I would have laid down kings.”
Who Is Marc Goone?
Marc Goone is a popular Twitch Poker streamer who plays predominantly cash games. In fact, his live tournament record consists of only $6,691 in earnings, less than what he paid to enter the 2022 WSOP Main Event.
He does have some profile though because he has appeared on the popular show Hustler Casino live again some strong opposition.
day 1 of the main event. if i make it past dinner break i’ll consider it a huge success!
— marc goone 🍅 (@marcgoone) July 4, 2022
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