2014 World Series of Poker

Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 2

Katching a Royal Flush

Level 12 : 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov

Eugene Katchalov checked to John Juanda on a flop of {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and the fellow WSOP bracelet winner tossed out a bet of 5,000 - roughly a third of the pot.

Katchalov moved all in, making it 42,600 to go and Juanda made the call.

Katchalov: {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Juanda: {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Katchalov had Juanda in rough shape and added a flush draw on the turn ({k-Spades}). The {a-Spades} on the river not only completed the Ukrainian's flush draw, it gave him a royal flush.

Katchalov, who is going to skip most of the WSOP to film a television show in Ukraine, doubled to over 100,000 chips, while Juanda dropped down to 165,000.

Player Chips Progress
John Juanda id
John Juanda
165,000 -99,800
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
101,200 59,600
WSOP 1X Winner

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