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Hands #16-19: Phillips Takes The Lead

Yardley • Level 32: 80,000-16,000, 20,000 ante

Hands #16: Samuel Phillips opened from early position and made it 325,000 with {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. Ji Zhang called in the hi-jack with {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Hossein Ensan in the big blind called with {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades} The flop was {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Ensan led out for 385,000. Phillips called and Zhang folded. The turn card was the {q-Hearts} and Ensan gave it some thought before folding. Phillips reached for chips and bet 675,000.

Ensan wanted to know how much Phillips was playing before making the call. The river card was the {8-Clubs} and Ensan check-called a bet of 1,375,000 from Phillips to put Phillips in the chip lead.

Hand #17: Phillips opened for 325,000 with {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and took the antes and blinds.

Hand #18: Phillips was under the gun with {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and again opened for 325,000. Lettau in the cut-off had {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} but let it go. Shatilov though defended the big blind with {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The flop was {k-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Shatilov checked and a bet of 275,000 from Phillips got the job done.

Hand #19: Andrea Dato was on the button with {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} made it 1,000,000. No callers and he took the antes and blinds.

Player Chips Progress
Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 13,125,000 745,000

Tags: Andre LettauAndrea DatoAndrey ShatilovSamuel Phillips