2017 Poker Masters

Event #5 $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 2

Chidwick Flops the World, But Christner Goes Runner Runner to Double into Chip Lead

Level 14 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Christian Christner
Christian Christner

Christian Christner opened to 22,000 holding {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs} from early position and Steffen Sontheimer called on the button holding {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Stephen Chidwick called in the small blind holding {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and the dealer spread a {5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop.

Chidwick checked the nuts, as Christner checked also. Sontheimer bet 29,000 with his pair and straight draw and Chidwick check-raised to 110,000.

Christner called, and Sontheimer folded as the turn landed the {3-Clubs} and Chidwick used a time extension button before moving all in. Christner had 568,000 in his chip stack, and he went into the tank and used his own time extension button before being forced to use a second before eventually calling all-in.

With Christner needing a nine to chop, or a club to stay alive, the dealer would deliver the devastating {K-Clubs} on the river to ensure Christner the double up into the chip lead with nearly 1.5 million in chips as Chidwick plummets down to 307,000 after suffering that bad beat after flopping the nuts.

Player Chips Progress
Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
1,471,000 771,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
1,361,000 -76,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
307,000 -700,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Christian ChristnerSteffen SontheimerStephen Chidwick