Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Hands #72-76: Laka Doubles Up Through Amato

AndrewPieper • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
David Laka

Hand #72: Jake Schindler raised all in for 1,060,000 from the small blind and David Peters folded the big blind.

Hand #73: David Laka raised all in from under the gun for 765,000, getting no calls and taking the pot uncontested.

Hand #74: Shawn Buchanan raised to 855,000 cutoff and the rest of the table folded.

Hand #75: Jeremy Wien raised to 160,000 from early position and took the pot with everyone folding.

Hand #76: David Laka shoved all in from the button for 765,000 and John Amato made the call.

Amato showed {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and would need help against Laka’s better {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

Laka’s double-up chances further improved on a flop of {q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and river {8-Hearts} to secure the needed double for Laka, leaving Amato as the new short stack at the table.

Player Chips Progress
David Laka es
David Laka
es 1,700,000 935,000
John Amato us
John Amato
us 740,000 -460,000

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