Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Straight Over Straight Unbalances the Counts

Most of the heads up match has been focused on the verbal sparing between the two players' rails, split on other side of the room. But finally a giant hand took place on the felt...

Chance Kornuth raised to 200,000, and Kevin Boudreau called. Both players checked the {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop. The checked again after the {8-Clubs} turn. After the {5-Spades} on the river, Boudreau checked, and Kornuth bet 300,000. Suddenly, the rails went silent. Boudreau then raised to 750,000. Chance counted out the call, checked his cards, put the bet back, and checked them again. "I call," he said.

Boudreau announced he had a straight, showing {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades} for the nine-high straight. Kornuth paused a second before showing {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for the ten-high straight to scoop the huge pot.

Kornuth is up to 4.15 million while Boudreau is down to 2.65 million.

Tags: Kevin BoudreauChance Kornuth