€10,600 Main Event

Firsau Avoids Repeating History... For Now

Chad_Holloway • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Last year Vasili Firsau finished tenth in this very event. We're now down to ten players. This is where is journey ended last year, and obviously he has no intention of having it end so early this year.

In a recent hand, a short-stacked Firsau opened for 500,000 from the cutoff, which left him just 115,000 behind. Jack Salter debated what to do from the big blind, and he opted to just call. When the flop fell {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Spades}, Salter moved all in and Firsau called off.

Firsau: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Salter: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Firsau was ahead, but both a jack and king would give Salter the lead. Fortunately for Firsau, neither ppeared as the {9-Hearts} blanked on the turn followed by a {A-} on the river.

Player Chips Progress
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 3,000,000 -585,000
Vasili Firsau by
Vasili Firsau
by 1,280,000 525,000

Tags: Jack SalterVasili Firsau