Luke Walsh has started well after he was able to secure a double-up with Aces in his first WSOP event.
Walsh was in the small blind and up against his opponent in the big blind on a flop. Walsh's opponent called a bet, and the turn came the . Walsh continued to bet and was called once more.
On the river, he moved all in for around 13,000. He had his opponent covered and put him to the test. After a minutes or so thought Walsh got the call and saw the good news.
Both players held two pair but it was Walsh's overpair to the board that was the winner, and his opponent was sent to the rail.
Walsh moves up to 27,000 for a perfect start to Day 1a, and by coincidence, the WSOP cashiers put his ticket name down as 'Luck Walsh' rather than 'Luke,' so maybe it was meant to be for him.