Rivkin Gets Involved

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 9:10 PM
  • Level 28 (40000/80000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Left: 8
  • Next Payout: $14,439

Jason Rivkin opened the pot from early position to 165k. Zhaoxing Wang defended his big blind to see the flop heads-up.

Flop: 2♦3♠10♦ Pot: 450k

Wang checked. Rivkin bet 600k leaving himself just 200k behind. Wang moved all-in having him covered and Rivkin flicked in his remaining stack.

Rivkin 6♣5♦ vs Wang 6♠6♦ Pot: ~2M

Turn: 10♥

River: 4♣

Rivkin hits a miracle river to make a straight and survives the encounter. Wang is left with ~510k.

Just a few hands later, Rivkin was in the small blind. Action folded to Chris Horter on the button who moved all-in for 800k, exactly ten big blinds. Rivkin made the call from the small blind and Meacham folded showing the Ah.

Rivkin A♣8♥ vs Horter A♦J♠ Pot: 1.76M

Board: 4♣K♦3♥10♣5♦

Horter holds with his better kicker and gets a full double. Exact chip counts will be posted shortly as the players are now on a 15-minute break.