Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Lykov Drops a Bullet

• Level 1: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Max Lykov opened to 3,500 from the button, and Matt Marafioti three-bet to something like 10,200. Lykov considered before shoving all in, and Marafioti double-checked his cards quickly before announcing the call. He slapped over {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}, and Lykov's {4-Spades} {4-Diamonds} was in trouble.

The {5-Clubs} {4-Clubs} {7-Clubs} flop changed everything, then the {K-Diamonds} turn changed it all back again. The river {9-Spades} secured the pot for Marafioti, and Lykov pushed the rest of his first-bullet chips forward. He quickly cashed in his two buttons to take 200,000 chips, but he's still at a 2:1 disadvantage in the match.

Tags: Matt MarafiotiMax Mykov