Mar 12, 2017
With the board showing on the turn, Jasthi Kumar (pictured) checks the small blind, the under-the-gun player checks, and Bob Mather checks UTG+1.
The river card is the , Kumar bets 1,500, the under-the-gun player calls, and Mather calls with . But Kumar turns over for a rivered seven-high straight to win the pot.
Jasthi Kumar – 18,000 (120 bb)
Bob Mather – 32,000 (213 bb)
Last April, Kumar won WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley to earn $80,840, the biggest score of his career to that point. (He went on to finish 58th in last summer’s WSOP Main Event, earning $116,963.)
For a look at Kumar’s victory, check out the WPTDeepStacks recap from that event.