Hand #185: Steve Buckner Doubles Thru Chance Kornuth

May 27, 2022

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Photo:  Steve Buckner

Chance Kornuth moves all in, and Steve Buckner thinks for 25 seconds before he calls all in for 11,200,000 with Club QHeart J.

Kornuth turns over Heart 9Heart 6, and Buckner needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The flop comes Diamond ASpade 10Club 9, giving Kornuth a pair of nines to Buckner’s gutshot straight draw with two overcards.

The turn card is the Heart K, giving Buckner an ace-high straight to clinch the pot. (The meaningless river card is the Spade 7.)

Buckner wins the pot to double back into the chip lead.

Seat 1.  Steve Buckner  –  23,400,000
Seat 5.  Chance Kornuth  –  16,000,000

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