Main Event Day 1C: David Prociak Makes a Tough Call to Take the Lead

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight C Players Remaining: 180 of 691

David Prociak Makes a Tough Call
David Prociak Makes a Tough Call

With the final board showing Ad8d8s4d4c and a little more than 100K already in the pot, a player in middle position has moved all in for 118,000, and Event 9 winner David Prociak is in the tank from UTG+1.

After a while, Prociak asked, “Will you show if I fold?” His opponent, wearing sunglasses and a hoodie, remained motionless and didn’t respond.

A few moments later, Prociak called with 10d9d for a diamond flush on the double-paired board.

His opponent took off his sunglasses and said, “Oh man, you have a flush? I have a flush too,” and he turned over 5d3d for a five-high flush. Prociak won the pot with his higher flush to eliminate his opponent and catapult into the chip lead with about 450K.

David Prociak  –  450,000  (150 bb)

Prociak appears to be the only player over 400K at this point. Here are a few of the other big stacks:

Aaron Shepard  –  390,000  (130 bb)
A.J. Friedrich  –  370,000  (123 bb)
Roberto Bendeck  –  347,000  (116 bb)
Mehdi Belahassan  –  300,000  (100 bb)

With about 180 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 115,000 (38 big blinds).