$25,750 High Roller

Chidwick and Kaverman - Power Struggle

MrPaulSeaton • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick

A discussion about posture broke out at the $25,750 High Roller final table, with PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu complimenting Stephen Chidwick (pictured earlier in this tournament) on his posture. It's impressive to be fair, a straight back and firm pose that as Chidwick explained, didn't come naturally and actually took him a lot of work, but aids his focus.

All of that focus was needed in a brooding hand with Byron Kaverman, who is also at his second High Roller final table this week. Preflop, Chidwick made it 37,000 from under the gun and Kaverman called in the big blind was play was folded round to him.

The flop of {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Spades} saw Chidwick bet 30,000 and Kaverman check-call. The turn of {5-Spades}, however, prompted a change of betting direction. Kaverman led out for 90,000 and Chidwick made the call. On the {9-Spades} river, Kaverman checked and so too did Chidwick.

Kaverman held {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts} but Chidwick turned over {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and he scooped a very important pot, stack-wise.

Player Chips Progress
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 1,050,000 -183,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 667,000 179,000

Tags: Byron KavermanDaniel NegreanuStephen Chidwick