Event #30: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Craig Koch Crumbles, Walter Browne Grabs Chip Lead

Walter Browne was on the button and raised to 35,000 before the flop. Chip leader Craig Koch decided to be use his stack and reraised to 81,000 from the small blind. Browne made the call and the players saw a flop of {4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{J-Hearts}.

Koch put on the pressure led out for 110,000 but Browne called him down. When the turn card came {9-Hearts} Koch again led out, this time firing a bet of 200,000 into the middle. This time Brown decided to shove all-in over the top and Koch needed to call 272,000 more to put Browne at risk.

Apparently Koch was on a pure bluff, or perhaps he feared the possible flush, but either way he folded his cards despite the tremendous pot odds being he was being laid. After this misstep Koch surrendered the chip lead and dropped to 429,000, while Brown climbed over the million chip mark to 1,070,000.

Jucător Fise Progres
1,070,000 570,000
Craig Koch
Craig Koch
429,000 -486,000

Taguri: Criag KochWalter Browne