We just witnessed one of the biggest pots of the tournament so far, and it has left us with a new chip leader. Dick van Luijk is his name.
Action folded to van Luijk who was in middle position. He raised to 7,000. In the next seat over, Dan Murariu reraised to a total of 16,000. Action folded around to an unknown player in the big blind and he four-bet to 39,000. Van Luijk called. Next to act Murariu put in a fifth bet to 96,000. Then the big blind player six-bet jammed all in for a total of 140,300. Both van Luijk and Murariu just called creating a massive pot of just about 450,000.
The flop came down and with action still between van Luijk and Murariu for a side pot, both players checked.
The turn was the and van Luijk coughed to clear his throat before announcing he was all in. Murariu flashed a hand which we could not see and van Luijk and the big blind player turned up their hands.
Van Luijk had made a flush on the turn and that left the player in the big blind drawing dead to the massive pot. The turn was the but it didn't matter as the big blind had already left his seat. Van Luijk scooped the huge pot and moved above 800,000 chips, making him the clear chip leader of the tournament.
It looks like van Luijk has gathered even more chips in the process of writing this post. He is now north of the 900,000 chip mark.
|Dick van Luijk||915,000||393,000|