Event 1 Flight F: Nipun Java Scores a Knockout

$360 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7: 300/600 with a 600 BB ante
Flight F Entries: 576

Nipun Java

Ekrem Bozkurt limped in from under the gun and the player to his direct left raised to 1,800. The hijack called, Nipun Java called on the button and the big blind three-bet to 4,200.

Bozkurt folded, the original raiser folded, the hijack folded and Java called.

They both checked a flop of Ad9c5h and the Js came on the turn. The big blind led out for 6,500 and Java called.

The river was the 8s and the big blind moved all in for 15,000. Java thought for about a minute before calling. The big blind was hesitant before showing AhQd, and Java won the pot with Jd9d.

“You thought he had a set of aces?” asked another player at the table.

“Yeah, sometimes. The last five times I’ve made that call I was dead,” said Java.

The two-time WSOP bracelet winner scooped the pot and is in cruise control as the day nears its halfway mark.

Nipun Java – 74,000