Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

This Tournament is Now Lunkin-less

Vitaly Lunkin

Dragan Galic was all in for about 340,000 before the flop, and he was put to the test by Vitaly Lunkin who had him covered by just a single T1,000 chip.

Galic: {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades}
Lunkin: {10-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}

Let's race, shall we? Galic stormed out to a big, early lead on the {A-Spades} {8-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} flop, and Lunkin could not catch up. The turn {A-Clubs} left him dead to his two-outer and the river {2-Hearts} secured Galic's double up to about 680,000.

Lunkin's last lonely chip went in as the ante on the next hand, and he managed to find a decent {A-Spades} {6-Diamonds} to work with. The board was {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}, though, and an oppoenent with {K-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} made the winning kings up to sent Lunkin to the exit.