Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em

Nakanishi Wins One of the Biggest Pots of the Tournament

TerranceReid • Level 15: 0-0, 5,000 ante
Shota Nakanishi

Action picked up on the flop with three players looking at a connected board of {7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and about 95,000 in the pot.

After Ben Lamb checked, Shota Nakanashi bet 60,000 from the cutoff. Scott Smile called on the button and Lamb called from the hijack.

The {6-Diamonds} hit the turn and Lamb checked again. Nakanishi bet 265,000. Smile thought for some time. He assembled the bet in front of him, but before committing them, he let go of his cards. Lamb, on the other hand, made the call.

The river landed the {7-Hearts} and Lamb checked one final time. Nakanishi had a large third bullet in the chamber. He fired 1,060,000 into the game-changing pot. Lamb went into the tank.

"Did you flop a flush?" asked Lamb. He stared Nakanishi down, who tried to remain stoic. Lamb's stare eventually broke Nakanishi, who couldn't help but let out a laugh at the intense Lamb lookdown.

After thinking for about two minutes, Lamb made the fold and conceded the massive pot to Nakanishi.

Player Chips Progress
Shota Nakanishi jp
Shota Nakanishi
jp 2,380,000 440,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 1,400,000 -435,000
Scott Smile us
Scott Smile
us 340,000 -235,000

Tags: Ben LambScott SmileShota Nakanashi