WPTDeepStacks: Scott Baumstein Opens Up a 2:1 Lead

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Scott Baumstein limped the button, and Lumni Zhuta checked his option in the big blind.

Both players checked through the Qs8d6d flop. The turn was the 6c. Zhuta bet 1,000,000, and Baumstein called. The river was the Ac. Zhuta checked, Baumstein bet 2,600,000, and Zhuta called.

Baumstein showed Js6s, winning the pot with trip sixes.

Scott Baumstein – 23,700,000 (30 bb)
Lumni Zhuta – 10,500,000 (13 bb)

WPTDeepStacks: Scott Baumstein Doubles Back into the Lead

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Scott Baumstein open/shoved his button and Lumni Zhuta asked for a count. The dealer broke it down to 8,900,000 and Zhuta sat back to think it through.

“You want to gamble?” Zhuta asked Baumstein. “This is my favorite hand.”

Zhuta went back and forth and eventually called with a chance to win the title.

Zhuta: 8c6c
Baumstein: Qs9h

“He’s going to beat me,” Baumstein told his rail.

But that prediction did come true as he hit the Jh9d3h flop and Zhuta was drawing dead after the 4c turn to swap the lead.

Seat 1: Lumni Zhuta – 15,400,000 (19 bb)
Seat 4: Scott Baumstein – 18,800,000 (24 bb)

WPTDeepStacks: Lumni Zhuta Doubles into the Lead

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Lumni Zhuta limped his button again and Scott Baumstein checked his option to the KdQc6d flop. Baumstein bet 900,000 and Zhuta called for the 5h turn.

Baumstein put out another 1,600,000 and Zhuta moved all in for 9,200,000. Baumstein thought for a moment and tossed in a handful of 500K plaques.

Zhuta: Qs6h
Baumstein: KcTh

Zhuta flopped bottom two pair against Baumstein’s top pair and the Ac river sent Zhuta the double for the lead.

Seat 1: Lumni Zhuta – 21,300,000 (43 bb)
Seat 4: Scott Baumstein – 12,900,000 (26 bb)

WPTDeepStacks: Color Up Break

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Scott Baumstein and Lumni Zhuta are taking a short break as tournament staff color off the 25K chips. The ante is now a single 100K chip with the plaques grabbing attention.

Seat 1: Lumni Zhuta – 12,700,000 (25 bb)
Seat 4: Scott Baumstein – 21,500,000 (43 bb)

WPTDeepStacks: Lumni Zhuta Doubles Twice

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Lumni Zhuta

Scott Baumstein began heads up play with a big lead and he extended it to leave Lumni Zhuta well under 10 million. But Zhuta didn’t quit.

On his first double he limped his button, Baumstein checked his option, and both checked the KdTd5s flop. Baumstein bet 400,000 after the 8d turn and Zhuta raised it up to 1,800,000. Baumstein moved all in and Zhuta called for his last 5,050,000.

Zhuta: Ks5d
Baumstein: Tc7c

Zhuta was ahead with flopped top/bottom two pair and he dodged a ten on the 6c river to double.

Baumstein ground Zhuta’s stack back down shorter against when Zhuta limped another button. This time Baumstein moved all in and Zhuta called for his 5,000,000 stack.

Zhuta: As8c
Baumstein: Ad5c

Zhuta had Baumstein outkicked and he held for another double as the board ran KcQd6cJd7d.

Seat 1: Lumni Zhuta – 11,700,000 (23 bb)
Seat 4: Scott Baumstein – 22,450,000 (45 bb)