Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Yet Another Huge Lead Change


Tomer Berda started the hand with the button and raised to 450,000. Vladimir Kochelaevskiy re-raised to 1,730,000, Berda four-bet to 3,500,000 and Kochelaevskiy five-bet shoved. Berda called.

Berda: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Kochelaevskiy: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Spectators rushed to the rail to catch a glimpse of the flop; {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

Kochelaevskiy's Russian contingency began to celebrate as the dealer burned and turned the {8-Spades}.

"Queen!!!" someone from the rail yelled.

A seven would suffice as well, but the dealer obliged and spiked the {q-Clubs} on the river giving Berda the winning straight.

Berda stood from his chair and led out a loud yell in disbelief. He had just caught runner-runner straight cards to miraculously double to 11,950,000 chips.

Kochelaevskiy is now dangerously low with just 2,600,000 in his stack.

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy