PCA 2016: $100K Super High Roller Day 1 (Levels 7-8)

* This is an archive of live coverage from Day 1 of the Super High Roller
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9:27pm: Talal Shakerchi holds tight lead as Day 1 ends
As Day 1 comes to a close, Talal Shakerchi is on top of the Super High Roller pack. Nick Petrangelo and Kathy Lehne are close behind. Full counts are here. We've got a full wrap-up for you to enjoy by clicking here.


Talal Shakerchi

9:18pm: Double-KO for Mandavia on night's last hand
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

The last hand of the night saw a double knockout, with Ankush Mandavia being the one responsible.

The hand began with Mandavia raising to 13,000 from middle position. Justin Bonomo responded with an all-in push for about 150,000, and when the action reached Mustapha Kanit he called all in with his last 27,500. Mandavia called Bonomo's reraise, and the three players tabled their hands.

Mandavia: J♥J♠
Bonomo: A♦T♦
Kanit: 3♥2♦

The 6♥7♦9♦ flop brought a flush draw for Bonomo, then the 5♠ turn made a straight possible for Kanit. But the river was the 5♥ and both players were felted. Manadavia, meanwhile, ends the night with a healthy 610,000. --MH

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Last hand, worst result for Bonomo

9:00pm: Ace high wins
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Ike Haxton, on a second bullet, took a small pot from Jason Koon, on his first. David Peters got this one started, opening to 12,000 from the cutoff. Haxton called from the small blind; Koon called from the big and they saw a flop of 9♦8♣9♠.

It went check, check, check.

The 6♠ turned and Haxton checked. Koon bet 20,000 and that got Peters out of the way. But Haxton stuck around for a K♣ river. They both quickly checked and Haxton tabled A♥T♥, which elicited a tap on the table from Koon as he mucked. --HS

8:55pm: Kaverman KO'd by Negreanu
Two players whose stacks had seen better days just clashed in a pot which left one with something nearing starting stack and the other having to start all over again.

The action folded to Byron Kaverman on the button and he moved all-in for 75,000 with 7♠7♥, Daniel Negreanu moved all-in over the top with A♦J♦ and Mike McDonald folded from the big blind.

The 4♣J♠3♦T♠K♠ board favoured Negreanu, he's now up to 195,000 as a result, whilst Kaverman is out, for now. --NW

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Byron Kaverman

8:57pm: Oh the injustice
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Steve O'Dwyer isn't one for enormous outpourings of emotion. Winning or losing (most often winning), he tends to stay on an even keel. It's why his recent outburst, "Oh come on, guys!" seemed so out of character a moment ago.

Action folded to David Peters in the small blind and he completed, with O'Dwyer sitting to his left. The two-time Super High Roller champ exchanged his 5,000 blind for a 25,000 chip and Peters immediately folded.

It was that fold that prompted O'Dwyer's lament. He held up pocket aces before slapping them down. (In case anyone is in any doubt, O'Dwyer wasn't entirely serious about his anguish.) -- HS

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Steve O'Dwyer

8:45pm: More for McKeehen
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

It's been a decent EPT Super High Roller debut day for Joe McKeehen, and the WSOP Main Event champion is now up to 660,000 after winning a decent sized pot against Noah Schwartz.

Pre-flop McKeehen opened to 12,000 from the cut-off, Schwartz three-bet to 37,000 from the small blind and, after getting confirmation of the raise size, McKeehen flicked in a green 25K chip to pay the required price to see the next three cards.

The flop fell 8♦Q♠T♥, Schwartz bet 40,000 and McKeehen made the call. Both players checked the Q♣ turn and the A♥ rounded off the community cards. After Schwartz checked, McKeehen riffled some low denomination chips before putting three of the highest denomination chips over the betting line. A bet of 75,000.

This sent Schwartz into the tank and he emerged with call. McKeehen showed A♣K♦ and Schwartz showed only a rueful look as he mucked his hand. He's down to 360,000. -- NW

8:44pm: Nine lives for Igor
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

It seems that Igor Kurganov has been clinging on to his tournament life all day (well, his first bullet anyway) and just a moment ago he was all-in yet again. However, this time it was quite an anti-climactic one as both Kurganov and his opponent, Keith Lehr, held Ace-King.

The board failed to bring any shenanigans and it was a chopped pot. Kurganov is left sitting on 125,000 and probably wishing that this day would hurry up and end. - RJ

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Igor Kurganov

8:43pm: Kanit doubles through Kurganov
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Not long after losing that big one to Dan Shak, Mustapha Kanit has doubled up to survive.

After an opening raise from late position by Igor Kurganov, Kanit reraised all in from the blinds with his last 51,000 and Kurganov called.

Kanit: A♦9♥
Kurganov: K♣J♠

The board rolled out 8♦5♠4♥Q♦3♥, and Kanit survived. Both players have roughly the same short stacks at present. --MH

Igor Kurganov - 115,000
Mustapha Kanit - 110,000

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Mustapha Kanit

8:38pm: Koon trips up on O'Dwyer
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Steve O'Dwyer opened with a button raise and Jason Koon called from the big blind. Both checked the A♥A♠9♣ flop, then Koon led for 11,000 after the 5♥ fell on the turn. The river brought the 3♦ and a bet of 23,000 from Koon, and after thinking a short while O'Dwyer announced he was calling.

Koon turned over A♥T♥ for trip aces, and O'Dwyer mucked. --MH

Steve O'Dwyer - 235,000
Jason Koon - 195,000

8:37pm: Shak stacks Kanit
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Dan Shak and Mustpaha Kanit were heads-up on a 9♠5♥Q♦2♥ board. There was about 175,000 in the pot and Shak bet 75,000.

Kanit thought for some time and then bet enough to put Shak all-in. Shak called and turned over Q♣J♣ to Kanit's A♣5♠.

A 3♥ came on the river and Shak's pair of queens took down the pot.

Shak doubled up to about 530,000 while Kanit was left with just about 90,000 after the hand. --AV

8:36pm: Holz returns
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Not quite halfway through the last level of Day 1, Fedor Holz has reentered the event, bringing the total number of entries to 49. --MH

8:20pm: Katz on the prowl
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Cary Katz is bossing his table, picking up three small pots on the spin. On the first hand, Vladimir Troyanovskiy opened to 11,000 from early position and Bryn Kenney called from the button, persuading Katz to defend his big blind.

The flop was T♠J♥8♠, which they all checked, but Katz rifled 18,000 at the J♦ and the other two folded.

The next hand was folded to Katz in the small blind and a standard raise was enough to pinch Paul Newey's big blind. It meant that Katz found himself on the button when Kenney raised from the hijack, making it 11,000 to play.

Katz called and Troyanovskiy also called from the big blind, taking three players to a flop of T♠7♠9♥. Troyanovskiy and Kenney both checked, but Katz bet 12,000 and they both called.

That took them to a turn of K♣. Check, check, check.

The K♦ came on the river and Troyanovskiy checked. Kenney had a stab. He bet 31,000. But it didn't take Katz too long to reach for four green chips and raise it to 100,000.

Troyanovskiy shook his head and showed his cards to his neighbour Newey, before folding. Kenney was less dramatic but folded nonetheless.

Katz has close to 400,000 now. -- HS

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Cary Katz

8:28pm: Stern shoves, earns folds
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Byron Kaverman opened with a min-raise to 10,000 from the cutoff seat and got two callers in Daniel Negreanu (button) and Dani Stern (big blind).

The flop came 3♣5♣K♠. Stern checked, and Kaverman bet 10,000. Negreanu then raised to 27,000, prompting Stern to lean forward to get a better look at what Kaverman had behind -- a little less than 100,000. Stern then put all of his chips forward as a check-shove, and Kaverman quickly pushed his cards away. Negreanu took a beat longer, then tossed his as well. --MH

Dani Stern - 220,000
Daniel Negreanu - 215,000
Byron Kaverman - 95,000

8:25pm: Fedor felted
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

If Fedor Holz is to make it a Super High Roller hat-trick then he'll have to do it on his second bullet as he just lost the last of his chips to Jason Mercier.

Down to just 63,000 Holz moved all-in from the cut-off with 7♣7♠ and Mercier isolated all-in with pocket kings. There was no joy for Holz on the flop, turn or river. We'll be keeping an eye out to see if Holz re-buys. -- NW

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8:13pm: Last level of the night
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500-5,000 (500 ante)

Level 8 has begun, with 36 players remaining from the 48 total entries. This will be the last level of the night.
8:09pm: Lehne, Takerchi battling for lead
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

Kathy Lehne opened for 10,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Talal Shakerchi sitting on her right in the big blind who called. The flop came A♦8♣5♠ and both checked. The turn brought the Q♦ and a bet of 15,000 from Shakerchi, and Lehne called.

The river was the J♣. This time Shakerchi checked, and after Lehne bet 25,000 he called. Lehne showed Q♥J♥ for two pair, and Shakerchi mucked.

Lehne and Shakerchi are both sitting with stacks of around 750,000 at present, about three times the starting stack. Those two are presently are battling for the lead in the tournament with David Peters and Bryn Kenney also sitting on stacks nearly as big.

Meanwhile the chase pack of players hovering around 550,000-600,000 presently includes Joe McKeehen, Nick Petrangelo, Christoph Vogelsang, Mike McDonald, and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. --MH

8:08pm: Talking and taking chips
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

Among Daniel Negreanu's many talents is an ability to play a hand while maintaining a conversation. So while he had a discussion with Dani Stern about his recent tour of the Californian political landscape, he took on Anton Astapau in a hand that would increase his stack to 215,000.

Negreanu opened the betting from the cut off, which Astapau called from the big blind. That took them to the flop of Q♦A♥K♣.

Astapau checked and Negreanu did the same for an 8♥ turn. Astapau checked again, leaving it to Negreanu to bet another 12,000, pausing slightly to confirm the amount before placing it in front of him. Astapau called again.
The river brought the 6♥. Another check from Astapau and Negreanu reached for his chips once more, making it 32,000 this time. That gave Astapau reason to pause. IT wasn't a long pause, but when he called it was with that reticence of someone who suspects they are behind. He was. Negreanu showing 3♥5♥ for the flush. - SB

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"And so THEN, I made my flush!

8:02pm: More for Peters
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

And the rich get richer, as David Peters just won a small pot against Ike Haxton. There was 23,000 in the middle by the time the action reached the turn of a 9♥6♥J♦3♥ board. Peters led for 15,000, Haxton made it 41,000 to play and Peters smooth called.

The 8♥ river checked through and at showdown Peters opened A♥J♣ for an ace high flush and Haxton mucked. He's down to 111,000 as a result of that setback. --NW

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David Peters

7:55pm: Peters powers through the pack
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

David Peters took down a large pot and is now near the top of the leaderboard with about 775,000.

Peters got most of those chips from Steve O'Dwyer but four players started the hand.

Kathy Lehne was the first to act and raised to 10,000 from under-the-gun. David Peters called from the hijack, O'Dwyer did the same from the cutoff and Talal Shakerchi went along for the ride from the big blind.

The flop came 2♠A♦5♠ and Lehne bet 15,000 when checked to. Peters called and O'Dwyer raised to 58,000. Shakerchi and Lehne folded while Peters called again.

Then the turn brought a J♦ and a large bet. O'Dwyer bet 112,000 and Peters called.

A 2♣ completed the board and both players checked. Peters turned over 5♥5♣ for a set of fives and O'Dwyer mucked. --AV

David Peters -- 775,000
Steve O'Dwyer -- 265,000

7:52pm: Newey gets value from Adams
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

Paul Newey opened with a raise from cutoff then saw Timothy Adams reraise to 24,000 from the button. It folded back to Newey who took about a minute before calling, then after the flop came 3♦K♠K♦ both players checked fairly quickly. The turn was the 5♠, and this time Newey bet 50,000. Adams called.

The river brought the 5♥ to put a second pair on the board, and Newey tapped the table to check. Adams sat in thought a short bit, then set out a short stack of green chips as a bet of 150,000. Newey instantly flicked out a chip in response to indicate a call.

Adams started to table his hand, but quickly turned his cards over and mucked when Newey showed his A♦K♦ for kings full of fives. --MH

Paul Newey - 360,000
Timothy Adams - 205,000

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7:56pm: The Timex is now
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Mike 'Timex' McDonald just got a huge double-up versus Fedor Holz. When I joined the action, Holz had put McDonald all-in on the river of a 4♣8♦J♥9♥4♥ board. The Canadian had clearly been in the tank already for some time as he apologised to the table for how long he was taking. Another minute or two passed before he decided that he had to call. Timex showed A♦J♦ and it was good against Holz's K♥Q♦.

After that mistimed bluff Holz falls down to the danger zone of 133,000 while McDonald is up to the heady heights of 590,000. - RJ

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Imagine seeing this looking through your window tonight

7:55pm: Seiver profiting after re-entry
Level 6 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

Scott Seiver's first $100,000 entry into this event brought him little but heartache. But he is immediately faring much better after peeling the wrapper from a second stack of chips. He has already but them up to about 440,000 and earned a lot of that in a pot against Joe McKeehen.

Sean Winter got the action started, raising to 9,5000 from the cutoff. Seiver called on the button and after Nick Petrangelo let his small blind go, McKeehen called from the big blind. Three players therefore saw a flop of A♠7♦T♦.

McKeehen bet 21,000 at that, which only Seiver called, and they went to an A♣ turn. McKeehen slowed down, allowing Seiver to become the third aggressor of the hand. He bet 36,000, which McKeehen called.

The 8♣ came on the river and McKeehen checked again. Seiver now bombed for 104,000, a suspicious seeming overbet. McKeehen couldn't resist the call, however, but winced when he was shown Seiver's 7♥7♣ for a flopped set, turned full house.

McKeehen doesn't need to panic yet, though. He still has about 370,000. -- HS

7:50pm: Zinno gets zinged
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

It's East Coast warfare on Table 1 as a huge pre-flop all-in between Erik Seidel and Anthony Zinno just broke out. Seidel started it by raising to 10,000. Nick Petrangelo called from the small blind, but Zinno didn't think 10k to play was enough and three-bet to 36,000 instead.

This bet immediately caught Seidel's attention, and he asked both Petrangelo and Zinno to show them how much they had behind. After getting the information he wanted, Seidel four-bet to 95,000. It was enough to put Petrangelo all-in and to seriously dent Zinno's stack. In the end, the former folded and Zinno shoved for a small amount on top. Seidel was priced-in to call and liked his A♠K♠ anyway. It was a race, as Zinno held pocket queens.

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Anthony Zinno

The board ran out 3♠5♣2♠9♣4♠ to eliminate Zinno in cruel fashion, as Seidel made a flush on the river. Noah Schwartz, another of the East Coast clan on that table, immediately offered to buy a percentage of Zinno's action if he would re-enter. The Bostonian left the tournament room but we'll keep you updated if he returns to take another shot.

After buying back in earlier, Seidel is now sitting pretty on a stack of around 400,000. - RJ

6:45pm: Bill Perkins out... again
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

As forecast a short while ago, Bill Perkin's tournament just came to an end - for now at least.

Crippled earlier, he shoved with the last of his chips with Q♦J♥ getting a call from Steve O'Dwyer. The board came as it did 8♠Q♠4♦K♦T♣, the river card ending Perkin's latest campaign.

Faces were pulled.

"The power of Steve," said Perkins as he made his way to the rail for a third time. Would he re-enter now? Unlikely until tomorrow he said, at which point he may decide to by-pass the obscenity laws and enter this $100,000 tournament for a fourth time.

"I got Steve'd" said Perkins as he walked past Isaac Haxton's table.

"You got it in good but not good enough?" asked Haxton. Regardless, O'Dwyer is back up to 380,000. - SB

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Is there a fourth bullet up there?

7:25pm: Bad to worse for Perkins
Level 6 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

Bill Perkins' expensive visit to the Bahamas shows no sign of getting any cheaper. He is close to busting his third bullet in this event having lost another sizeable pot to Kathy Lehne.

The competition for most fun table is pretty stiff in this event, but the slab of felt that currently hosts both Perkins and Lehne, plus Talal Shakerchi and Steve O'Dwyer, among others, is certainly a strong candidate. There's certainly more independent wealth on that table than on any other and that always makes for hijinks.

In this pot, Shakerchi opened to 9,500 and Lehne called from the hijack seat, one place to Shakerchi's left, called. It folded through David Peters's button but O'Dwyer called from the small blind. That allowed Perkins to fling out 40,000 from the big blind and accompany it with some glee.

Shakerchi asked for a count and learned he had something close to 150,000. Shakerchi folded. Lehne, however, called and that persuaded O'Dwyer to call too.

"I knew I could count on you, Kathy," Perkins said.

They went to a flop of 2♠A♠Q♣ and Perkins flicked out 60,000. Lehne called pretty quickly, but O'Dwyer had seen enough.

"Oh Kathy, what do you have?" Perkins said and received only an enigmatic eye-roll in return.

The 9♠ came on the turn and Perkins checked. Lehne seized her chance to bet and put 50,000 over the line. Perkins called, somewhat ruefully.

The K♥ came on the river and both players now checked. Perkins had at least bought himself a cheap showdown. "I don't have an ace," Perkins said.

Lehne did. She had A♥T♥ and picked up another big chunk. It takes her stack close to the 900,000 mark, while Perkins has only about 40,000. -- HS

7:21pm: Selbst stacks Schemion
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst raised to 9,000 from under the gun, then watched the table fold around to Ole Schemion who made it 25,500 to go from the button. The blinds stepped aside, Selbst called the raise, and the pair saw a flop come 7♥T♠5♠. Selbst checked, Schemion bet 27,000, and after pausing for a bit Selbst called.

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The turn was the 4♥, and Selbst checked again. This time Schemion bet 51,500, then the action happened quickly as Selbst check-raised, Schemion pushed all in, and Selbst called right away.

Schemion tabled A♣A♠, but Selbst was way ahead with 7♣7♦ for a set of sevens. Schemion was already standing up as the river 3♦ completed the board. In fact he was heading toward the exit as the stacks were counted and it was determined for certain that Selbst had him covered.

Selbst now has about 530,000. --MH

7:20pm: Lehne leads at start of final two levels
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000-4,000 (500 ante)

The Super High Rollers are back for the final two levels of the night. Leading them all is business tycoon Kathy Lehne. See all the updated chip counts here.

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6:59pm: Break time
Players are now on a 20-minute break. They'll be coming back to 2,000/4,000/500 blinds.

6:40pm: Stubborn small-ball
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500-3,000 (400 ante)

It's tough to win a pot on the table featuring Vanessa Selbst, Ole Schemion, Igor Kurganov et al. "I'm gonna take a hand one of these days," Keith Lehr lamented after he yielded a small pot to Schemion.

The hand played out as follows: Schemion opened the button to 7,200. Lehr called from the big blind. It was just those two to a flop of 7♦9♥8♥. Lehr checked, Schemion bet 6,000 and Lehr called.

They both checked the Q♠ turn and then the 2♦ fell on the river. Lehr checked, Schemion bet 8,000 and Lehr was left to mutter his lament as he folded.

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Ole Schemion

It got a little stubborn at the other end of the table too, at least pre-flop, in a pot between Selbst and Ankush Mandavia. It was folded around to Selbst in the small blind and she opted just to complete, which was a red rag
to Mandavia's bull.

He added a blue chip worth 5,000 to his blind and that, of course, just rattled Selbst's cage. She pondered a while before raising to 22,000. Mandavia called.

Having tried to out-stubborn one another in the blinds, they both ended up checking all the way on a board of 4♦9♠7♥ 3♣ 8♠. Selbst showed K♦Q♦ and Mandavia showed A♣T♣. The ace played.

6:54pm: Peters busts Muehloecker
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500-3,000 (400 ante)
David Peters is up to 540,000 after busting Thomas Muehloecker from this tournament. We only caught the river action but with a complete board of K♠J♠4♦A♣Q♦ on the felt, and 245,000 in the middle, Peters moved all-in.
He was the covering stack, Muehloecker had 135,000 back, and the Austrian tanked for a good three to four minutes before calling it off. Peters rolled over Q♠T♠ for broadway and Muehloecker mucked. -- NW

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Thomas Muehloecker

6:51pm: Esfandiari stacked by Kenney
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500-3,000 (400 ante)

One of the last hands of Level 6 has seen Antonio Esfandiari lose his chips to Bryn Kenney.

All of Esfandiari's chips were committed by the time we reached the table and the last community card was being dealt. Kenney had J♣4♣ and Esfandiari Q♦J♦, and the run out of 4♦K♦4♥5♦5♣ added up to a flush for Esfandiari, but a full house for Kenney and Esfandiari got up to go. We'll keep an eye out to see if he reenters. --MH

Bryn Kenney - 655,000

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Antonio Esfandiari bidding his first bullet goodbye

6:38pm: All business
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500-3,000 (400 ante)

Two hedge fund managers and a oil tycoon walk into a poker tournament.

They also get seated at the same table and play a few hands.

Both Bill Perkins and Talal Shakerchi are hedge fund managers common on the high roller scene but Kathy Lehne, who founded Sun Coast Resources, is making her first appearance at the PCA Super High Roller.

The three have already bumped stacks as well.

In one hand, Perkins raised to 8,500 from under-the-gun and Shakerchi called from the button. Lehne called from the small blind and David Peters did the same from the big blind.

The flop came 9♦2♠8♦ and Lehne bet 15,000. Peters folded and Perkins raised to 40,000. Shakerchi and Lehne called and a 2♣ came on the turn.

Perkins bet 80,000 when checked to and both players called. A J♣ completed the board and players finished the hand with a round of checks.

Lehne turned over J♦[10c] for a pair of jacks, Perkins mucked and then Shakerchi turned over K♠K♣ to take down the pot. --AV

Talal Shakerchi -- 630,000
Kathy Lehne -- 715,000
Bill Perkins -- 90,000

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