Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Politano Doubles Into Chip Lead; Cripples Jiganti

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Bruno Politano Takes Chip Lead

In a four-bet pot, Bruno Politano and Zach Jiganti took a flop of {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Politano came out swinging on the flop with a bet of 279,000. Jiganti was on the button and came over the top with a raise to 657,000.

Politano went into the tank for roughly four minutes before moving out a three-bet to 1.2 million. After just 15 seconds back on Jiganti he announced an all-in four-bet and Politano quickly called for his tournament life of 2.185 million.

Politano: {K-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Jiganti: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Both players had flopped a set with Politano's coming out on top. Suddenly Jiganti was hoping to drill the fourth nine in order to score the elimination and save his stack from destruction.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} which was no help to either player. Politano's set of kings retained the lead and cliched him the key double up after the {8-Diamonds} hit the river. Politano dragged in the massive pot and now holds the chip lead with about 4.96 million. Jiganti, on the other hand, has dropped to just 340,000.

Chip Counts
Bruno Politano br 4,960,000 2,340,000
Zach Jiganti US 340,000 -2,660,000

Tagovi: Bruno PolitanoZach Jiganti