Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Kohlberg Shoves

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Shortly before the blinds went up, Curt Kohlberg opened for 18,000 and was reraised by the big stack at the table Chris Wa to 40,000. It was folded around to Kohlberg who moved all in for a total of 318,000.

Wa went into the tank while Kohlberg sat frozen, his eyes looking straight down at the center of the table. Wa counted out a call and then took a peek at the tournament clock. Muttering to himself, Wa took a peek at his cards once, and then a second time before folding. Kohlberg exhaled as Wa said to him "big laydown."

"Thank you," said Kohlberg, as he started stacking chips.

Player Chips Progress
Chris Wa
Chris Wa
625,000 -15,000
Curt Kohlberg us
Curt Kohlberg
us 380,000 8,000