$1,110 South Dakota State Championship

Cunniff Cuts into Estes' Chip Lead

MikePatrick • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Gerald Cunniff raised to 210,000 in the cutoff and was called on the button by Mike Estes. The blinds folded and the duo was off to a flop.

It came {10-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Cunniff continued for 200,000. Estes quickly called.

The turn brought the {j-Spades}, and this time Cunniff bet 500,000. Again, it didn't take Estes long to call.

On the {k-Diamonds} river, both players checked and the hands were revealed.

Estes showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for two pair, tens and jacks, but Cunniff turned over {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} for a better two pair of aces and jacks.

The hand puts Cunniff within 500,000 chips of Estes' lead.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Estes us
Mike Estes
us 4,000,000 -1,200,000
Gerald Cunniff us
Gerald Cunniff
us 3,500,000 740,000

Tags: Gerald CunniffMike Estes