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Championship: Darryll Fish Doubles Back

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 38: 300,000/600,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Darryll Fish limped the button, Aleksandr Shevelev moved all in, and Fish instantly called all in for 10,550,000 to put himself at risk.

Fish: 9c9h
Shevelev: 3c3d

The board ran out Kc7h4cJdAh, and Fish doubled back into the chip lead.

Darryll Fish – 21,250,000 (35 bb)
Aleksandr Shevelev – 6,075,000 (10 bb)

Championship: Aleksandr Shevelev Doubles Up

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 38: 300,000/600,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Aleksandr Shevelev moved all in for 8,325,000 on the button, and Darryll Fish called to put him at risk.

Shevelev: Ac4h
Fish: 4c4d

The rails for both players pressed in against the set as the flop came 8h3s2c — pretty safe for Fish. The 3h on the turn didn’t change anything. Shevelev needed to river an ace or a five to stay alive, and he did just that. The 5h completed the board, giving Shevlev a wheel and a double-up.

Fish was one card from a WPT title, but he’ll have to sit back down and try to mount a comeback once again.

Aleksandr Shevelev – 16,800,000 (28 bb)
Darryll Fish – 10,525,000 (18 bb)

Championship: Back and Forth

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 37: 250,000/500,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Darryll Fish

The action is back-and-forth between the two finalists, and so far, the stacks aren’t moving much. Most of the pots are small, and showdowns are few and far between.

Even the small pots represent the potential for significant swings, though, with less than 60 total big blinds on the table.

In a recent hand. Fish opened the button with a raise to 1,100,000, and Aleksandr Shevelev defended his big blind. Shevelev check-called a bet of 900,000 after a Tc9h4c flop, and they both checked through the 6s turn. The river was the Qc, and Shevelev check-folded to a bet of 1,600,000.

Fish won the pot, and the two continue to hover around even in chips.

Darryll Fish – 13,200,000 (26 bb)
Aleksandr Shevelev – 14,125,000 (28 bb)

Aleksandr Shevelev

Championship: Aleksandr Shevelev Doubles Up, Takes the Lead

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 33: 150,000/300,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Aleksandr Shevelev opened the button to 600,000, and Darryll Fish three-bet to 1,500,000 in the big blind. Shevelev called.

The flop was Ts3c2s. Fish continued for 950,000, and Shevelev called.

The turn was the 6d, and Fish bet another 1,400,000. Shevelev used a Time chip, then moved all in for 5,225,000. Fish quickly called to put Shevelev at risk, but the Russian was on the good end of this battle of big pairs.

Shevelev: KdKh
Fish: QdQh

Fish could win the title with a two-out queen on the river, but he could not find one. The 6h completed the board safely cool for Shevelev, and he doubled up with kings full.

Aleksandr Shevelev  –  15,450,000 (52 bb)
Darryll Fish – 11,875,000 (40 bb)

Championship: Darryll Fish Wins a Big One

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 34: 125,000/250,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Aleksander Shevelev opened the button with a raise to 500,000, and Darryll Fish defended his big blind.

The flop was Jh8c5h. Fish checked, Shevelev continued for 625,000, and Fish called.

The turn was the Jc. Fish checked, Shevelev bet 900,000, and Fish called again.

The river was the Ks. Fish checked for a third time, and Shevelev bet 3,100,000. Fish called him down.

Shevelev showed 6d7c for a miss, and Fish tabled Js7h to win the big pot with three jacks. He’s opened up a significant lead in this match.

Darryll Fish – 19,075,000 (76 bb)
Aleksandr Shevelev – 8,250,000 (33 bb)