High Roller: Martin Zamani Doubles Thru Aram Oganyan; Bryn Kenney Rivers a Three-Outer to Double Thru John Racener

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 105

Martin Zamani
Martin Zamani

Bryn Kenney min-raised from middle position to 100,000, Aram Oganyan moved all in from the hijack for about 1,185,000, and Martin Zamani called all in from the cutoff for 1,020,000. Kenney quickly folded.

Zamani turned over AdKc, and needed it to hold to stay alive against Oganyan’s AsQd.

The board came Jd5h3cKd2c, and Oganyan turned a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Zamani won the pot with a pair of kings to double up in chips.

Martin Zamani  –  2,265,000  (45 bb)
Aram Oganyan  –  165,000  (3 bb)

Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

Less than five minutes later, after a flop of Ad9c4c, John Racener checked from the big blind, Bryn Kenney bet 120,000 from middle position, and Racener check-raised to 285,000.

Kenney thought for a while before he three-bet all in for 760,000, and Racener quickly called with As9d for top two pair. Kenney turned over AhKd for a pair of aces, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the 10s, the river card was the Kc, and Kenney spiked a king on the river to win the pot with a higher two pair, aces and kings. Kenney doubled up in chips.

Bryn Kenney  –  1,725,000  (35 bb)
John Racener  –  260,000  (5 bb)

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is around 1,165,000 (23 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $70,400 each.