Live Events 2
Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Zaichenko Bests Volpe; Brunson Bests Zaichenko

Chad_Holloway • Level 7

Limit Hold'em

Paul Volpe opened for 5,000 in middle position and cleared the field all the way to Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind. The Russian made the call and then check-called a bet on the {8-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop. Both players then checked the {J-Spades} turn and Zaichenko led out for 5,000 on the {9-Spades} river. Volpe called but mucked when Zaichenko rolled over the {9-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for trips.

In the very next hand, Nacho Barbero raised to 5,000 from middle position and received calls from Zaichenko and Doyle Brunson, who were in the small and big blind respectively. When the flop fell {5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, Zaichenko bet, Brunson raised and Barbero got out of the way. Zaichenko made the call and then checked the {2-Spades} turn.

Brunson bet, Zaichenko woke up with a check-raise to 10,000 and Brunson made the call. Zaichenko then led out on the {A-Diamonds} river and seemed a little unsettled when Brunson raised. The Russian made the call nonetheless and was left shaking his head when Brunson rolled over the {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a rivered two pair. Zaichenko showed the {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and then sent his hand to the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 230,000
Doyle Brunson us
Doyle Brunson
us 220,000 30,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 185,000 -60,000

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoDoyle BrunsonNacho BarberoPaul Volpe