Tournament of Champions

Nakanishi Doubles Through Sichelstiel, Then Sichelstiel Finds a Double

connorrichards • Level 7: Blinds 400-800, 800 ante

Shota Nakanishi was all in and at risk against Robert Sichelstiel on a board of {4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}.

Robert Sichelstiel: {7-}{5-}
Shota Nakanishi: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

Nakanishi had a set against the top pair and open-ended straight draw of Sichelstiel. The board ran out {a-Spades}{5-Spades} for Nakanishi to stay ahead, leaving Sichelstiel with crumbs.

A few hands later, Sichelstiel managed to double when he moved all in with {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} against an opponent's {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}.

"A classic race," the dealer said.

Sichelstiel stood from his seat before the flop came {k-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{2-Spades} to give Sichelstiel a big lead with a pair of kings and the board finished out {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} to earn him the small double.

"Where are you going? I still owed you one," said the dealer.

"I think you're way behind!" Sichelstiel replied to get laughs from around the table.

Player Chips Progress
Shota Nakanishi jp
Shota Nakanishi
jp 65,000 20,000
Robert Sichelstiel us
Robert Sichelstiel
us 7,000 7,000

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