Mohsin Charania rarely needs an excuse to open a pot and he did so, to 16,000, from under the gun. His only customer was Steve Tripp in the big blind seat who defended his big blind with a call.
The flop saw Tripp check-call a 15,000 continuation bet from Charania, which progressed the hand to the turn. The fourth community card was the , which made a couple of straights possible and, whether he was representing one or not, Tripp led out for 26,000. Charania dug his heels in and called.
The river put a potential heart flush onto the board and Tripp fired another barrel. This time he set the price at 53,000 chips. Charania took a second peek at his hole cards before replaying the hand in his head for around one minute. Eventually, Charania decided he was beaten and he flicked his cards back to the dealer.
Tripp has put his foot on the gas pedal since doubling up through Shannon Shorr earlier in the level.