The EPT Live crew have had the chance more than once today to use a favorite term — "chopportunity" — referring to community cards providing the possibility for a split pot. Meanwhile, for the handful of players remaining in the PCA Main Event more than half the $7.9 million-plus prize pool remains up for grabs to be chopped up between them. That's quite a chopportunity in itself, as detailed on the PokerStars Blog.
Shyam Srinivasan shoved all in from the button for his last 750,000, and Kevin Schulz put him at risk from the big blind.
The flop was clean enough for Srinivasan, but the turn brought a double-gutshot for Schulz. The sweat was on, and Schulz binked the on the river to make his straight. Srinivasan leaned back and tilted his head toward the ceiling in disappointment, as he'd fallen just short of back-to-back final tables at the PCA.
Chance Kornuth opened for 110,000 in the cutoff, and Juan Martin Pastor made it 300,000 in the big blind. Kornuth four-bet to 580,000, and Pastor decided to see the flop. Both players checked, and Pastor bet 800,000 on the turn. Kornuth wanted to see the river, which brought the . Two checks ensued, and Pastor showed , but it was no good against Kornuth's dominating .
Chance Kornuth defended his big blind from a 125,000 raise from Rami Boukai out of the cutoff. Both players checked the flop, and Kornuth bet out 170,000 on the . Boukai called, but the river bet was considerably bigger, 475,000 after the hit. Boukai thought or a couple of minutes, picked up his cards, and tossed them to the muck.
Pratyush Buddiga opened for 110,000 under the gun and called the shove of Benjamin Pollak, who had 475,000 in the big blind.
The flop brought the brutal deuce Pollak didn't want to see. A turn left Pollak with two outs, and the didn't save the Frenchman.
The $25,000 High Roller event drew a huge crowd of 200 players and 69 reentries, creating a prize pool of $6.4MM. The eventual winner of this event will take home $1,294,460 and together with PokerNews' Editor in Chief Donnie Peters we looked at the numbers and what they tell us about the high stakes community.
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