Despite the fact that Wai Kiat Lee and Michael Soyza are sitting at opposite ends of the card room there seems to be some sort of one-upmanship competition between the pair. Play had not long resumed after the break before Lee went one better than Soyza to re-take the lead once more.
It was Bulgaria’s Atanas Kavrakov who was the instigator of his own demise, moving all-in from the cutoff for 67,000. Hong Kong’s Ben Lai asked for a count and then smooth-called the button before the deep-stacked Lee dropped down eight bright pink 25,000-chips for a re-raise of 200,000, effectively putting Lai all-in.
“Mmmmm, smells like jacks to me,” said Lai, trying to get a read of Lee, who sat there with a cheeky grin on his face.
“Ok, I’ll give you some respect.” Said Lai as he tossed his hand into the muck. Lai was pretty close with his guesswork, and Lee rolled over , which was leading Kavrakov’s .
The flop brought a groan from Lai.
“Ace-queen?” queried Victor Chong. Lai nodded his head sadly. The [ turn saw the Hong Kong player sink further down in his chair and the river brought KAvrakov’s tournament to a close while Lee stacked up to 830,000 in chips and while Lai has close to 200,000 he is ruing the fact he missed a juicy double up there.