Main Event

Katchalov Doubles Through Grafton

Eugene Katchalov (Day 1b)

Action folded to Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov in the small blind, and he was quick to complete the bet with Sam Grafton to his left in the big blind. Grafton checked to see the {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop roll out. Katchalov bet 1,200, and Grafton called.

On the turn, the {9-Spades} was added to the board. Katchalov kept on the gas with a bet of 2,600. Grafton went nowhere and made the call.

The {7-Diamonds} landed on the river to complete the board. With 23,900 left in his stack, Katchalov fired 5,200 of it. Grafton raised to put him all in, and Katchlov snap-called.

Grafton showed the {8-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a straight, but Katchalov's {J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} was good for a higher straight and he won the pot to double his stack.

Chip Counts
Sam Grafton gb 87,000 -49,000
Eugene Katchalov ua 47,900 5,800

Tags: Eugene KatchalovSam Grafton