High Roller

Koon's Bottom Pair Is Good

• Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Nicolas Fierro raised to 42,000 with {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} from middle position and Jason Koon three-bet to 91,000 from the hijack with {q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Action folded back to Fierro and he called to see a {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop.

Fierro check-called 83,000 from Koon, landing the {J-Clubs} on the turn. Another check from Fierro led to a Koon bet of 176,000. Fierro spent a good three and a half minutes in the tank before opting to call, resulting in the {8-Spades} river. Both checked and no doubt Koon was happy to find his bottom pair was the best hand to win the big pot, upping his stack to about 2,227,000.

Fierro slipped to roughly 845,000.

Tagovi: Jason KoonNicolas Fierro