Sorel Mizzi's up-and-down day continued moments ago when he doubled up through Kosta Varoxis.
Mizzi got it all in preflop (1.9 million) holding against Varoxis' pocket kings and spiked the in the window. That was all the help he needed to win the pot, improving to just over four million in chips.
Varoxis dropped to 575,000 in chips after the hand.
Looks like we spoke too soon. Just when it looked as if the speed of play had slowed down, we were blessed with a double up to tell you about.
Kosta Varoxis is back up over the two million mark, thanks in part to a very lucky river card.
Varoxis got it all in before the flop for his last 990,000 holding against chip leader Tyron Krost's . Krost held the lead through the turn as the board filled out , but Varoxis managed to spike the on the river to stay alive.
Krost was left with a still-healthy 5.5 million in chips after the hand.
As defined by Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, the word 'roller-coaster,' when used as an adjective, means:
/ marked by numerous ups and downs <an entertainer's roller–coaster career> /
So it's very safe to say that the last thirty minutes have been very roller-coasterish for Sorel Mizzi, who's just given a good portion of what he just won from Kosta Varoxis right back to him.
Varoxis open-shoved all in from under-the-gun for his last 550,000 and Mizzi moved all in over the top in an effort to isolate Varoxis. Both blinds folded and a showdown ensued:
The flop was a great one for Varoxis, as it gave him an open-ended straight draw. The turn -- -- was even better, as it gave him the outright lead in the hand. The river blanked an inconsequential and Varoxis doubled up to 1.25 million in chips.