On her way to enjoy the recent break, Olga Petrovskaya was kind enough to stop by the PokerNews Live Reporting desk to update us on her progress. And we're glad she did, as her stack is now one of the largest in play with just 37 players between her and the title.
According to the Russian native and Brooklyn resident, her run was propelled by a key hand in which her connected perfectly with the flop. The action on the hand began when a player holding the button opened to 3,600 (the blinds were set at 600/1,200 when this hand went down).
Petrovskaya elected to flat from the big blind looking to trap, and after flopping her set she led out for 7,000. The opponent called to see the turn come , and this time Petrovskaya shipped her whole stack forward to put the pressure play on any potential flush draws. Sure enough, her opponent flashed the , but could not call off for her tournament life with just one card to come.
Later on, Petrovskaya woke up with the and her big slick held up over a dominated . The player with the weaker ace shipped about 35,000 into the pot preflop, only to ship her whole stack to Petrovskaya when she failed to catch a queen.