WSOP Tournament of Champions

The Professor Takes the Aussie to the Bank

Action folded to Howard Lederer in the small blind, and he limped in. Joe Hachem checked his option in the big, and they were heads up to an {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop. Lederer bet out 7,000, and Hachem called. Lederer fired another 16,000 after the {7-Clubs} turn. Once again, Hachem made the call. The river brought the {4-Diamonds}, and this time, Lederer bet 45,000. Hachem took his time to contemplate such a serious bet, and the room went silent except for the sound of fireworks going off outside. Eventually, Hachem came up with a call. Lederer showed {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the rivered second-nut flush to take down the pot. He's all the way up to 185,000 now, while Hachem is down to 110,000.

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