It was a nine perfect for Nick Schulman that won a recent pot against Ville Wahlbeck. Wahlbeck opened the button to 45,000 and was called by Schulman in the small blind. Schulman drew one card; Wahlbeck took two. After the draw, Schulman led out for 80,000. Wahlbeck must have been suspicious; he called. But when Schulman showed down 9-5-4-3-2, Wahlbeck tossed his cards to the dealer.
Steve Sung opened for 47,000 on the button, Ville Wahlbeck made the call from the small blind, and Nick Schulman put on the squeeze, reraising to 150,000 from the big blind. Sung called the additional 103,000 and Wahlbeck folded. Schulman stood pat and Sung drew one.
Schulman checked to Sung, who checked behind. Sung's T-7-6-4-2 was good against Schulman's J-T-8-7-5 and he raked in the pot.
Nick Schulman opened the pot to 50,000 and was called by the big blind, Steve Sung. Sung took one on the draw; Schulman rapped pat.
Both players checked after the draw was complete, with Schulman showing down 10-9-8-5-4 to take the pot. It was, perhaps, not the most scintillating hand, but the players are fairly deep right now so we expect to see some cautious play.
Archie Karas moved all in for 86,000 from UTG and Steve Sung made the call from the big blind. Both players stood pat.
Karas revealed J-T-8-5-2, but Sung had him with T-9-8-7-3. Sung took down the pot and Karas hit the rail in 5th place, earning $53,783 for his performance-- which happens to be his largest-ever tournament score.