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Championship: Darryll Fish Doubles Back

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
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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: [9c 9h]
Shevelev: [3c 3d]

The board ran out [Kc 7h 4c Jd Ah], 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

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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: [Ac 4h]
Fish: [4c 4d]

The rails for both players pressed in against the set as the flop came [8h 3s 2c] — 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

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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 [Tc 9h 4c] 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

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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 [Ts 3c 2s]. 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: [Kd Kh]
Fish: [Qd Qh]

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

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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 [Jh 8c 5h]. 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 [6d 7c] for a miss, and Fish tabled [Js 7h] 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)

Championship: Aleksandr Shevelev Inches Back in Front

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Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Aleksandr Shevelev opened the button to 400,000, and Darryll Fish defended his big blind.

The flop was [Kc Ks 6s]. Fish checked, Shevelev continued for 225,000, and Fish called.

The turn was the [2s]. Fish checked again, Shevelev bet 800,000, and Fish called.

The river was the [Jc]. Fish checked again, and Shevelev bet 2,100,000. Fish used a Time chip, then called.

Shevelev showed [Kd 5d], winning the pot with three kings.

That pot appears to have moved him into a small lead, though the two men are very close in chips.

Aleksandr Shevelev – 13,925,000 (70 bb)
Darryll Fish – 13,400,000 (67 bb)

 

Championship: Darryll Fish Takes the Lead

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Level 32: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Darryll Fish opened the button to 375,000, and Aleksandr Shevelev three-bet to 1,350,000 in the big blind. Fish used a Time chip, then four-bet to 2,575,000. Shevelev called.

The flop was [Qs Jd 5s], and Shevelev checked. Fish used another Time chip, then continued for 1,600,000. Shevelev called.

The turn was the [Tc], and Shevelv checked again. Fish used one more Time chip before moving all in for 7,150,000. Shevelev folded after about 10 seconds, and Fish took the big pot.

He’s now the chip leader in this duel.

Darryll Fish – 15,550,000 (104 bb)
Aleksandr Shevelev – 11,775,000 (79 bb)

Championship: Aleksandr Shevelev Barrels

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Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Aleksandr Shevelev opened the button with a raise, and Darryll Fish defended his big blind.

The flop was [Js 5h 2c]. Fish checked, Shevelev continued for 225,000, and Fish called.

The turn was the [9d], and Fish check-called another 900,000.

The river was the [Ks]. Fish checked again, and Shevelev used a Time chip before betting 2,250,000. Fish used two Time chips as he considered, but he eventually folded.

Shevelev won the pot to pad his chip lead.

Aleksandr Shevelev – 17,815,000 (148 bb)
Darryll Fish – 9,500,000 (79 bb)

Championship: Andy Frankenberger – 3rd Place ($244,342)

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Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 911

Andy Frankenberger moved all in for 2,305,000 on the button, and Darryll Fish called to put him at risk from the small blind.

Frankenberger: [7d 7h]
Fish: [Ac Jc]

The [8d 4c 4h] flop was clean for Frankenberger, but the [Jd] turn gave Fish a huge lead with one to come.

“I’ll take a seven on the river,” Frankenberger tried.

The [3s] was the last card off, though, and Fish won the pot with jacks up.

Frankenberger was eliminated in third place.

Fish and Aleksander Shevelev are now heads-up for the trophy.

Aleksandr Shevelev – 15,875,000 (132 bb)
Darryll Fish – 11,440,000 (95 bb)
Andy Frankenberger – Eliminated