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Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
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Hands #161-164: Pollak Doubles to Climb Into Second in Chips

ElleSriracha • Level 41: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 300,000 ante
Benjamin Pollak

Hand #161: Dan Ott raised to 4.4 million on the button and Benjamin Pollak defended his big blind. The flop came {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} and Pollak checked, as did Ott. The turn was the {9-Spades} and Pollak moved all in. Ott folded.

Hand #162: Scott Blumstein raised it up to 4 million on the button, Pollak mucked his small blind and Ott called from the big blind. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Ott checked. Blumstein bet 3.5 million and Ott called. The turn was the {2-Hearts}. Ott checked and Blumstein paused before checking back. The river was the {a-Clubs} and Ott checked for a third time. Blumstein bet 10.5 million and Ott folded.

Hand #163: Pollak moved all in for 27,775,000 on the button and Ott and Blumstein folded from the small and big blinds.

Hand #164: Ott folded his button and Blumstein moved all in from the small blind, clearly putting Pollak to the test for his remaining 31,675,000 chips. Pollak tanked for a minute and called.

Benjamin Pollak: {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Scott Blumstein: {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Pollak was at risk and ahead with ace-three of diamonds, up against the five-four of clubs of Blumstein.

Pollak hopped over the rail to stand with his supporters as he awaited his fate.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Pollak remained ahead with ace-high.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and Pollak picked up a flush draw to take away some of Blumstein's outs.

The river was the {10-Diamonds} and Pollak completed his flush for good measure to double through and climb into second place in chips.

Benjamin Pollak
Benjamin Pollak Doubles Up
Player Chips Progress
Scott Blumstein us
Scott Blumstein
us 242,170,000 -26,180,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 63,650,000 40,275,000
Dan Ott us
Dan Ott
us 54,750,000 -14,100,000

Tags: Benjamin PollakDan OttScott Blumstein