Event 51: Antoine Saout Surging

Event 51: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty $250,000 Guarantee 

Level 24
Blinds: 12,000/24,000/4,000
Total Entrants: 234
Players Remaining: 4

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Antoine Saout is climbing high and nearly up to 1,000,000. 

Since four-handed play started, small-pot poker has reigned supreme. Very few pots have gone to showdown and players are weaving their way through pots. The largest beneficiary of the recent stanza of play is Antoine Saout. The former November Nine was under 20 big blinds a short while ago but is now pushing toward 1,000,000 with a pot scored against Niv Decalo serving as a major addition to his stack.

Picking up the action on a board of Q52♣10, Decalo checked and Saout bet 62,000. Decalo called and the 9 hit the river. Decalo checked once more and Saout bet 116,000. Following a minute of thinking, Decalo called and Saout showed Q♣9♣ to take the pot.

Saout is up to 960,000 while Decalo is a bit off of his peak and is down to 850,000. Harrison Gimbel remains the chip leader and is currently playing 1,250,000.

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