Defending Champion Joseph Kuether has not really been able to get anything going today. He's never been a short stack, but he's also not been able to chip up either. Well it looks like something might be clicking for Kuether now, as he's closing in on 50,000.
We caught up with the action on Kuether's latest hand with him heads up on a board that read . Both players checked it, and the river was the . Kuether's opponent was first to act, and with about 13,000 in the middle, he tossed out a small bet of 4,000. Kuether quickly called, and his opponent tabled for a busted straight.
Kuether turned over , and that was good enough to take down the pot. After that hand, our champ has 48,000.