Main Event Day 1B: Nate Fair Doubles Thru Matthew Bretzfield to Take the Day 1B Lead

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 99 of 499

Matthew Bretzfield contemplates the all-in river bet of Nate Fair..
Matthew Bretzfield (right) contemplates the all-in river bet of Nate Fair (left).

In the final minutes of Day 1B, Nate Fair raised under the gun to 7,000, Matthew Bretzfield reraised from middle position to 21,000, and Fair called.

The flop came Jd3d3c, Fair checked, Bretzfield bet, and Fair check-raised to 65,000. Bretzfield called.

The turn card was the 7s, Fair bet 55,000, and Bretzfield thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the 4d, and Fair moved all in for 130,000. Bretzfield tanked for a long time until Fair called for a clock, and as the timer ticked down, Bretzfield called.

Fair turned over AsAcfor two pair, aces and threes, and Bretzfield threw his cards into the muck. Fair won the pot to double up into the chip lead with about 550K.

Nate Fair  –  550,000  (183 bb)

The next hand, Bretzfield got it all in with KhJd, but ran into the cutoff’s AsAh. Bretzfield never caught up, and he was eliminated from Day 1B.

Matthew Bretzfield  –  Eliminated