Congratulations to Caleb King from Springfield, OH who finished 5th in our DeepStack Championship Event #81 $1,600 PLO (8Max) $200K GTD winning $18,744.
Blinds: 40,000 / 80,000
Igor Sharaskin raised to 280,000 from the cutoff and was called by Caleb King in the small blind.
The flop came A♣ 2♠ 7♦ and King checked. Sharaskin moved all in for 390,000. King called with 490,000 behind.
Sharaskin: A♥ Q♥ J♥ 8♣
King: A♠ 8♠ 7♥ 6♥
King had flopped two pair and had the lead.
The turn brought the Q♠ which improved Sharaskin to a higher two pair.
The T♦ completed the board, which changed nothing, as Sharaskin raked in the double.
Two hands later King moved all in for 100,000 from the cutoff and was called by Karim Chatur and Igor Sharaskin in the blinds.
Both Chatur and Sharaskin then checked down the 2♠ 3♠ Q♠ 7♣ 5♥ board.
King showed Q♥ T♥ 8♦ 6♣ for top pair.
Chatur then revealed J♣ T♣ 7♦ 5♠ for two pair and the winning hand.