2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Main Event

Kirby Busts Liu to Retake Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Kirby

Peixin Liu opened for a raise in middle position and got three callers: Matt Kirby in the cutoff and both blinds.

The small blind bet out 25,000 on the {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, and Liu made it 80,000. Kirby flatted, and the small blind folded. The {9-Spades} turned, and Liu moved all in for over 100,000. Kirby snapped, and he tabled {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, way ahead of Liu's {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. The {5-Clubs} hit the river, and Kirby, who entered the day as chip leader, has regained that title.

Player Chips Progress
Matt Kirby us
Matt Kirby
us 780,000 434,500
Peixin Liu us
Peixin Liu
us Busted

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