Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Heinecker Losing Ground

donpeters • Level 9: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

As if word from the German camp couldn't get much worse, Niklas Heinecker has just dropped down to 510,000 in chips.

After shoving all in from the small blind over two limps (Rono Lo and Phil Ivey) and taking down the pot preflop, Heinecker lost a good chunk of his stack to Cary Katz on the very next hand.

Action folded to Heinecker on the button, and he raised to 80,000. Katz called from the big blind, and the flop came down {K-Spades}{10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Both players checked, and the turn was the {2-Diamonds}. Both checked again, and the river was the {9-Hearts}. Katz bet 40,000 and commented about his bet was a "weak nine." Heinecker raised to 135,000, and Katz called.

Heinecker showed the {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, but Katz had the {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the better pair and he won the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 5,800,000 -215,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 3,225,000 435,000
Rono Lo ru
Rono Lo
ru 1,400,000 75,000
Niklas Heinecker de
Niklas Heinecker
de 510,000 -315,000

Tags: Cary KatzNiklas HeineckerPhil IveyRono Lo