Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Everybody Runs On Lunkin

[user68268] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

From middle position, Vitaly Lunkin raised to 80,000. Mark Newhouse, last year's ninth-place finisher, quickly reraised to 800,000 from the cutoff seat — at least the second time he has stuck in such a large three-bet. Play moved back to Lunkin, and he went all in for 1.05 million. Newhouse called.

Newhouse held the {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}, and Lunkin had the {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. The flop came down {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to give Newhouse the lead with a pair of queens. The turn was the {K-Clubs} and pushed Lunkin one more step closer to the rail, but the {8-Clubs} fell on the river to deliver the Russian with a set and double him up.

With that loss, Newhouse dropped back to 6.42 million in chips.

Chip Counts
Mark Newhouse us 6,420,000 -980,000
Vitaly Lunkin ru 2,205,000 1,125,000

Tagovi: Vitaly LunkinMark Newhouse