MSPT Sycuan $360 Regional Event

Nguyen Sets Up Navarro to Double Into the Chip Lead

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Tiffany Nguyen

Just before the level went up, Valentin Navarro had been playing an aggressive game, often over-betting pots by moving all in, and for a while it was working like a charm. That all came to a sudden halt however at the hands of Tiffany Nguyen.

There was around 30,000 in the pot and a flop of {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{6-Clubs} when Nguyen checked from the big blind. Another player did the same before Navarro bet 25,000. Nguyen called and the other player got out of the way.

Nguyen then checked for the second time on the {3-Clubs} turn. Navarro went for his patented over-bet shove but this time Nguyen snapped him off putting in her remaining 281,000.

Tiffany Nguyen: {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Navarro: {a-}{8-}

Nguyen had flopped bottom set and was guaranteed to double as Navarro was drawing dead with ace high. The {4-Spades} river made it official, and Nguyen pulled in a chip-leading pot worth 645,000.

Navarro was left with 120,000 after the hand but went bust a short time later.

Chip Counts
Tiffany Nguyen us 640,000 320,000
Valentin Navarro US Busted

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