Sep 10, 2014
Alexander Lakhov opens the button, Dmitry Gromov moves all-in for 1,800,000 and Lakhov makes the call.
Lakhov: [Jd] [Js]
Gromov: [Ad] [2d]
Lakhov is looking to fade the ace or a succession of glittering diamonds.
The flop is [Kd] [Th] [5c], to give Gromov some backdoor outs. The turn card is the [5s], thus removing those outs. Only an ace can save Gromov. The river is the [Tc] and Lakhov has won the partypoker World Poker Tour Merit Classic North Cyprus event and $325,400.
Gromov earns $215,000 for his second-place finish after being denied his second WPT title this time around.