Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Katchalov In the Zone

tayke2 • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

Katchalov: (x)(x) / {8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades} / (x)
Isaia: (x)(x) / {q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / (x)

Eugene Katchalov has chipped up over the past 45 minutes thanks to some good timing and great cards, but he won this hand on what was simply a sick read. Katchalov brought in, and as has been fairly standard throughout the heads up duel, Isaia completed. Katchalov called, then called down as Isaia bet on every single street. Katchalov must know something we don't because at showdown, Isaia revealed {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for just king high, and Katchalov showed {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades} for a pair of nines that was good enough to take the pot! Katchalov now holds nearly a 4 to 1 chip lead.

Katchalov: 1.25 million
Isaia: 350,000

Tags: Alessio IsaiaEugene Katchalov