2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Ponakovs Pressuring Sees Him Eyeing Top Spot

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Ryan Olson opened to 18,000 from the hi-jack only to have Paul Taylor three-bet the cutoff to 40,000. With the action on Aleksejs Ponakovs on the button, he cold four-bet to 80,000 to force Olson's cards into the muck fairly swiftly.

With the action back on Taylor, he deliberated for close to 90 seconds before eventually releasing his hand to see Ponakovs pushed the pot to put him up to 1,560,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
1,560,000 85,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Aleksejs PonakovsPaul TaylorRyan Olson