Hand #27: Ray Qartomy Doubles Thru Steve Buckner

May 26, 2022

Ray Qartomy
Photo:  Ray Qartomy

Steve Buckner raises from UTG/cutoff to 600,000, Ray Qartomy (pictured) uses one of his Time Chips to tank for about 50 seconds before he reraises to 1,400,000, and Buckner moves all in for 6,450,000.

Qartomy quickly calls all in for 3,675,000 with Spade ADiamond A, and Buckner turns over Heart ADiamond J. Qartomy needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board comes Club 9Heart 8Spade 2Club 10Club 3, and Buckner turns an open-ended straight draw, but improves no further. Qartomy wins the pot with his pocket aces to double up in chips.

Seat 1.  Steve Buckner  –  2,775,000
Seat 3.  James Hundt  –  12,075,000
Seat 4.  Ray Qartomy  –  7,750,000
Seat 5.  Chance Kornuth  –  16,750,000

Ray Qartomy
Photo:  After Steve Buckner turned an open-ended straight draw, Ray Qartomy (pictured) turns his head and covers his eyes so he won’t see the river card.

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