Event 67: Jonathan Karamalikis Chips Up And Into The Lead

Level 33
Blinds: 80,000/160,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 10,320,000

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Jonathan Karamalikis got paid with a straight on the river and has, for the time being, taken the lead against Javier Zarco. 

Heads up play between Jonathan Karamalikis and Javier Zarco has been an exchanging of small pots as both players are being careful given the circumstance. Zarco held the lead at the start of the match but Karamalikis is now in front thanks to a large river bet getting paid off.

Karamalikis opened the button to 325,000 and Zarco called. Both players checked the K♣96 flop and Zarco checked the 8♠ turn. Karamalikis bet 425,000 and Zarco called. The river came the A and Zarco checked again. Karamalikis loaded 1,375,000 into the chamber and fired it in.

Zarco took a minute to consider and then called. Karamalikis showed 75♣ for a straight and Zarco mucked. Karamalikis now has a slight advantage with 11,500,000 to Zarco 9,150,00.

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