2021 World Series of Poker
WCOOP-34-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd

Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas Eliminated in 8th Place ($23,873)

MattHansen • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski opened from middle position with a raise to 400,000 and Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas made the call from the big blind.

The flop was {q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Vaitiekunas checked. Kovalski bet 500,000 and Vaitiekunas made the check-call.

The turn was {4-Spades} and Vaitiekunas checked again. Kovalski bet 1,100,000 and Vaitiekunas made another check-call.

The river was {8-Hearts} and Vaitiekunas checked for a third time. Kovalski shoved with Vaitiekunas covered and got the call for the last 1,816,349. Vaitiekunas turned over {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for a pair of queens, but Kovalski showed {q-Spades}{a-Clubs} to take the pot and eliminate Vaitiekunas with the better kicker.

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Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski br
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
br 14,421,864 -900,000
Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas
Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas