Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Kihara Misses Draw and Loses Loads of Chips

zedmaster84 • Level 25: 100,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Dan Cates

Limit Hold'em

Dan Cates raised on the button with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Naoya Kihara three-bet the {q-Hearts}{10-Spades} in the small blind, picking up a call from Cates. They headed to the {j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop on which Kihara found an open-ender and bet, Cates called with the top pair and top kicker.

The {j-Clubs} followed on the turn and Kihara bet again, this time facing a raise by Cates and coming along.

Kihara then went for a check-raise on the {3-Clubs} river and was unable to get Cates off his trips to lose a big chunk of his shorter stack.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Cates us
Dan Cates
us 21,175,000 4,200,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 11,800,000 -300,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 625,000 -3,900,000

Tags: Dan CatesNaoya Kihara