Super High Roller: Sam Soverel and Sean Winter May or May Note Be Lying About Their Pocket Pairs

$50,000 Super High Roller
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 42

Sam Soverel
Sam Soverel

Chris Brewer raised under the gun to 40,000, Sean Winter reraised from the button to 185,000 (leaving himself just 55,000 behind), and Sam Soverel called from the big blind. Brewer folded.

The flop came AhJsJc, and Soverel moved all in.

Winter looked at his cards and said, “I’m dead. Well, I’m not dead, but … what kind of price am I getting?”

Winter did the math on the pot size, and then thought for a bit longer before he folded, forfeiting the pot to Soverel.

The two players chat a bit after the hand, with both of them claiming to have a pocket pair (Winter claims he had tens, and Soverel implies he had nines), but neither one seeming to believe the other.

Sam Soverel  –  1,175,000  (59 bb)
Sean Winter  –  55,000  (3 bb)

With five players remaining from a field of 42, the average chip stack is about 1.05 million (53 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $142,590.