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Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Hands #99-101: Pollak Tank-Folds to a Bet From Blumstein

ElleSriracha • Level 40: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante
Benjamin Pollak

Hand #99: Dan Ott raised to 3.4 million on the button and Scott Blumstein defended his big blind. The flop came {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Blumstein checked, as did Ott. The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Blumstein decided to take control of the betting by leading out for 6.8 million. Ott released his hand, sending the pot to the chip leader.

Hand #100: Bryan Piccioli raised to 3.8 million from the hijack and action folded to Blumstein in the small blind. He three-bet to 10 million and the decision was back on Piccioli. He thought about it for a moment but decided to fold.

Hand #101: Action folded to John Hesp in the cutoff and he raised it up to 3.5 million. Blumstein called on the button and Benjamin Pollak defended his big blind. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Pollak checked. Hesp bet 5 million and Blumstein raised to 12 million. The decision was back on Pollak and he tanked for a minute before calling. Hesp folded. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {k-Hearts} on the river. Pollak checked for the third time and Blumstein paused before reaching into his stack to put out a bet worth 8 million. Pollak was clearly in agony over the decision, but after about two minutes in the tank he decided to fold.

The audience later learned as the delayed live stream caught up, that Pollak had jack-nine in the hand for flopped trips and a rivered straight. Blumstein was shown to have had nine-ten for flopped trips and a turned full house.

Chip Counts
Scott Blumstein us 185,450,000 38,000,000
Benjamin Pollak fr 44,500,000 -16,100,000
Bryan Piccioli us 37,450,000 -4,400,000
Dan Ott us 32,850,000 -4,000,000
John Hesp gb 30,150,000 -9,900,000
Antoine Saout fr 19,700,000 -3,000,000
Damian Salas ar 10,575,000 -600,000

Tags: Antoine SaoutBenjamin PollakBryan PiccioliDamian SalasDan OttJohn HespScott Blumstein