2018 Poker King Cup Macau

HK$200,000 Super High Roller
Days: 2

Chen Doubles Through Badziakouski

Level 11 : 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
James Chen
James Chen

Mikita Badziakouski raised to 23,000 from under the gun and was only called by James Chen in the big blind.

The flop came {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}, Chen check-raised Badziakouski's bet of 17,000 to 66,000. Badziakouski took some time to consider his options and decided to shove, putting Chen at risk.

"Gamble" Chen said and then put his stack over the line.

James Chen: {10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Mikita Badziakouski: {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Chen had a pair of deuces and Badziakouski held a pair of sevens.

The turn brought them the {10-Spades} to give Chen two pair, so he only needed to avoid another seven to double up.

The river completed the board with the {3-Clubs} for Chen to indeed double up. The dealer counted out Chen's stack and determined Chen had 186,000 in front of him.

Player Chips Progress
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
600,000 116,000
WSOP 1X Winner
James Chen tw
James Chen
428,000 238,000
WSOP 1X Winner

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