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Kavrakov Plays Position; Lai Rails Chenghan

RazorSharpPro • Level 1: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Atanas Kavrakov

While the level length has now increased to 60-minutes some of the players are not using it to play more hands, but to take their time over the hands they do play, at least in the hands we have seen so far and the think tank appears to be a popular place to be.

We caught a hand that took a good 10-minutes to play out, and we only got to see the flop. It was Taiwan’s Wu Chiayan who opened the action with a raise to 3,000 from middle position and picking up two customers with one of the new Day 2A arrivals and Macau’s Sio Fat Lau making the call before another Day 2A face, Atanas Kavrakov, squeezed to 15,000 from the button.

This was enough to get all but Lau to bow out, but not before our other new arrival spent five minutes in the tank before folding and when the action finally got to Lau he quickly slid in the extra and it was heads-up to a flop of {10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

Lau checked this rather arid flop over to Kavrokov, who wasted no time in firing out a continuation bet of 13,000, which was enough to take it down when Lau mucked and Kavrakov added 21,900 to his stack without showdown.

Over on table six we caught another new Day 2A arrival in action with Hong Kong’s Ben Lai juicing it up to 8,500 on the button over the top of a 2,300 Renjung Yang early position open and a call from Hong Chenghan on in the cutoff.

While Yang quickly got out of the way Chenghan chewed over the decision and decided to go for it, moving his all-in for 40,000 in total. Lai made a quick call and the cards were turned over.

Hong Chenghan: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Ben Lai: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Chenghan was in bad shape and it got a whole lot worse on the {a-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop. The {5-Spades} turn left the Taiwanese player drawing dead and he hit the rail while Lai got his tournament off to a great start and climbed to 145,000.

Player Chips Progress
Ben Lai hk
Ben Lai
hk 145,000 145,000
Atanas Kavrakov bg
Atanas Kavrakov
bg 121,900 121,900
Sio Fat Lau MO
Sio Fat Lau
MO 82,000 -15,700
Hong Chenghan
Hong Chenghan

Tags: Atanas KavrakovBen LaiSio Fat Lau