While I was walking by table 38, Craig William gestured at me. “Not long ago, I was down to 17,000 chips. Now I’m back over three hundred thousand. That’s a story!”
I feared Craig might have jinxed himself, because a couple of hands later, he lost a good portion of his stack when his opponent, who looked dead in the water, hit a straight on the river, and sank Craig’s ambitions of building an even bigger stack.
But to his credit, Craig managed to grind his way back from the brink once again. His most recent success occurred after he limped into a hand, preflop. But when Bobby Proulx raised to 35,000, he left Craig with something to think about. Craig, however, was undeterred and pushed his entire stack towards the dealer, announcing that he was all in.
When the players showed their cards, Bobby was holding and Craig laid down a .
When the community cards were dealt, Craig was standing up. The the flop was . The turn card was . When the dealer revealed the river, Craig sighed when he saw the . He sat back down, happy to have lived to see another hand.