Hand #138: Steven Sarmiento Retakes the Chip Lead with a 9.5 Million Pot

Jul 14, 2021

Steven Sarmiento

Albert Knafo limps for 300,000, and Steven Sarmiento (pictured) checks his option in the big blind.

The flop comes Diamond KSpade 8Spade 6, Sarmiento checks, Knafo bets 300,000, and Sarmiento check-raises to 800,000. Knafo calls.

The turn card is the Diamond 4, Sarmiento bets 1,000,000, and Knafo calls.

The river card is the Diamond 5, Sarmiento bets 2,500,000, and Knafo calls. Sarmiento shows Heart KClub 8 to win the pot worth 9.5 million with two pair, kings and eights, and Knafo mucks.

Knafo’s lead only lasted a single hand, and now Sarmiento is back on top.

Steven Sarmiento  –  26,275,000  (88 bb)
Albert Knafo  –  19,125,000  (64 bb)

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