2010 NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout

Hoyt Corkins Eliminated in 2nd Place ($100,000)

Hoyt Corkins - 2nd Place
Wow. After several hours of slow action, heads-up only lasted two hands. Hoyt Corkins raised to 18,000, and Ashton Griffin called. The flop came out {9-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {4-Spades}. Griffin bet out 32,000, and Corkins popped it to 100,000. Griffin swiftly moved all in, putting Hoyt to a decision for his tournament life.

Corkins had spent several minutes pondering every decision up until this hand, but it didn't take him very long to call all in. He tabled {9-Hearts} {3-Hearts} for top pair. He wasn't pleased to see Griffin roll over {9-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} for top pair with a better kicker. The {7-Hearts} on the turn changed nothing since a six would make Hoyt a straight but give Griffin a higher one. The river was the {J-Clubs}, sealing Corkins' fate as the second-place finisher.

Corkins earned $25,000 for the five bounties he picked up along with $75,000 for making it to the final table. He's already chewing on a cigar at the payout desk.