Main Event

A Lucky Board

Nok's fortress of chips
With Level 8 almost complete, 81 players are left out of the original 195 that entered Day 1C.

Nok Atienza has been running good the last few levels, accumulating a gigantic stack of more than 330,000 through a combination of good hands and lucky draws.

On one hand, though, it was somebody else who got lucky against Nok. On a flop of {2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, the player pushed all-in and got a call from Nok.

Nok: {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Player: {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Nok had top pair to beat the player's bottom pair. However, the all-in player still had outs for the heart flush.

In the end, the heart flush never came on the turn and river cards of {4-Spades}{a-Spades}. However, the straight on the board meant that it was a split pot - a narrow escape for the dominated short stack player.

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