Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Viswanathan Wanna More Chips

Shamus • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

An early position player raised to 18,000 and it folded around to Aaron Ruppert on the button who called. The small blind stepped aside, and Manoj Viswanathan -- still busy ordering his massive chip stack after a recent table move -- called as well from the big blind.

The flop came {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. It checked around to Ruppert who bet 28,000, and both of Ruppert's opponents called. The turn brought the {6-Spades}. This time Viswanathan led with a bet of 100,000, and only Ruppert called.

The river was the {10-Hearts}. Viswanathan reached into his pile of chips and plucked out enough for a bet of 300,000, sending Ruppert deep into the tank. Finally he emerged, having convinced himself to let the hand go.

The rich get richer. Viswanathan sits with 2.27 million now -- the biggest stack in the Amazon Room at the moment -- while Ruppert presently has 510,000.

Tagovi: Aaron RuppertManoj Viswanathan