2015 GPI Global Poker Masters

World Cup
Days: 2

Hand #51: Team Russia Doubles Through Team United States

Level 7 : 800-1,600, 200 ante
Ivan Soshnikov
Ivan Soshnikov

Hand 51: Isaac Haxton raised to 4,000 from the button and Ivan Soshnikov three-bet to 13,000 from the small blind on his first hand after the switch. Haxton called and the flop showed {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}.

Haxton held {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} but he was in trouble against Soshnikov's {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}. The Russian player bet 15,000 and with three seconds left Haxton moved all in! Soshnikov snap-called and another all-in showdown was upon us.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and the river the {7-Spades} which gave Team Russia a huge double up. All three teams are almost even now and this is all of a sudden a wide-open battle for who gets to play in the final round!

Player Chips Progress
Team United States us
Team United States
194,125 -77,375
Team Russia ru
Team Russia
188,700 93,725
Team Italy it
Team Italy
186,675 -19,400

Tags: Isaac HaxtonIvan Soshnikov