Event 23: “Jack Smith” Eliminated 9th ($9,411), Hutter Back Into The Chip Lead

Level 25
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 w/5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8


Barry Hutter

Barry Hutter lost control of the chip lead but is now back in first place following his elimination of the player who wished to remain anonymous, “Jack Smith.”

Smith opened to 75,000 in middle position and Hutter responded with a shove for 1,500,000 from the small blind. Keith Morrow had Hutter covered in the big blind and folded. Smith tanked for a minute over his last 775,000 and finally called with KQ to put himself at risk. Hutter was ahead preflop with AK♣ but fell behind on the Q♣10♠2♣ flop.

The K♠ turn gave Hutter a fighting chance heading to the river where he hit the J for a straight. Smith headed to the rail and Hutter is playing 2,225,000.

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