Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Kostritsyn in the Lead

We don't have many of the details of this hand, only second-hand info from those nearby. But regardless of how it went down, Alex Kostritsyn has pipped to the front of the leader board with 146,000.

The last pot began with him raising, and he got a four-bet in when an opponent across the table reraised. There was action on every street of the {4-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} board, and Kostritsyn shoved for about 35,000 on the river. His opponent spent several long minutes in the tank, long enough that the clock had to be put on him. Finally, he made the call, turning over pocket kings.

Kostritsyn had that (just) beaten. He tabled {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs}, and the aces give him a big chip boost close to 150,000.

Chips Count
146,000 106,000

Tags: Alex Kostritsyn