Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

Buchanan Floats to the Top

From the button, Shawn Buchanan opened to 13,000, and Noah Schwartz defended.

The flop came out {9-Spades} {8-Spades} {4-Hearts}, and Buchanan repeated himself with a 13,000-chip bet. Schwartz check-raised to 33,000, though, and Buchanan flatted to see the turn. It was the {3-Hearts}, and Schwartz fired 48,000 at the pot. Buchanan called again, and the {6-Hearts} completed the board. Schwartz paused and checked this time, and Buchanan took his cue to make a big bet at the pot -- 154,000. The move sent Schwartz deep into the tank, and he cut out the calling chips from his stack to survey the potential damage. He had about 610,000 left in his stack, so the call was for about 25% of his chips.

After several minutes of deliberation, Schwartz released his hand into the muck.

Chips Count
Shawn Buchanan ca 749,000 79,000
Noah Schwartz us 610,000 -79,000

Tags: Shawn BuchananNoah Schwartz