2021 World Series of Poker

Christopher Kruk Analyzes partypoker MILLIONS SHR Final Table Hand

Christopher Kruk

In case you missed it, Christopher Kruk topped a 47-entry field last week to win the partypoker MILLIONS North America $25,500 Super High Roller at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada.

After overcoming a tough final table including Anthony Zinno, Darren Elias, Chance Kornuth, Niall Farrell, Victor Ramdin, and John Krpan, Kruk won a first prize of $375,000 CAD (about $291K USD).

Following the win, Kruk analyzed an interesting blind-versus-blind hand he played at the final table versus Darren Elias, one that began with Kruk limping from the small blind with {9-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Elias checking behind.

Kruk check-called a small bet from Elias after the {8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop, then both checked the {6-Spades} turn card that filled a straight for Kruk. The {3-Diamonds} on fifth street then completed the board.

Remember, on the river it's still a blind-versus-blind hand in which neither player has shown a lot of initative yet. "It's sort of an interesting spot, because ranges are so wide and we have a lot of hands," notes Kruk in the video below.

Kruk led with a bet of about one-third the pot — 350,000 into 1.1 million. Elias then raised to 1.6 million. Kruk had the nuts and so certainly wanted to raise, but how much? Take a look to see what happened and to hear Kruk's explanation of his reasoning in the hand:

This strategy article is sponsored by partypoker.

  • VIDEO: partypoker MILLIONS SHR champ Christopher Kruk analyses final table hand versus Darren Elias.

  • Christopher Kruk discusses a final table hand he played on his way to partypoker MILLIONS SHR title.

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