Event 74: Nic Vita Quarters Lance Howard, Hits 900,000

Level 23
Blinds: 12,000-24,000
Entries: 271
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 813,000


Nic Vita

Lance Howard found a way to build himself back up after being quartered earlier at the final table but is in need of a double once again after getting quartered by Nic Vita.

With 280,000 in the middle, Vita checked the 9♣8♣7♠ flop and Howard moved all-in for 174,000. Nikolaos Panopoulos called in the cutoff and Vita then moved all-in over the top. Panopulos folded and Vita showed A♠J♠102♣ for a straight with the nut low draw. Howard was drawing to the same low AK62 and was dead to the high. The 4♠ gave them the same low and Vita took 3/4 of the pot.

He is playing 900,000 and Howard is down to 165,000. The blinds are soon to go up and Howard along with Bradley Ruben are under 400,000.

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