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

Steven Doubles through Sijpkens

Brandon Steven is all smiles after a double-up.

Michiel Sijpkens was able to hang on to his new chips for less than five minutes. After eliminating Redmond Lee, he opened the very next pot for 380,000. Brandon Steven defended the big blind. He checked a {3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop, then called all in for 1.7 million after Sijpkens shoved. Sijpkens knew he was in trouble with {a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, top pair and top kicker. Steven turned over the nuts, {4-Spades}{6-Spades}. Sijpkens was drawing dead after the turn and is back down to 11.5 million. The double-up gives Steven roughly 4.4 million.

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