Championship Day 1B: He’s A Genius

$3,500 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Championship
Level 10: 500/1,000/100 Ante

The mind of Phil Laak works in mysterious ways.

After a flop of 8c8h7c, Walter Fisher bet out a seemingly innocent 2,400 chips.  But after a  verbal soliloquy, Laak pushed in his entire 120,000 chip stack putting Fisher to the test for his last 65,000 chips.

Fisher made the call and showed 8s5s for trips and Laak turned up 9cTc for the straight flush draw.  Fisher survived the 9h turn but Laak hit the straight flush with the Jc on the river stunning Fisher and sending him out the door.  The hand put Laak up to 176,400 chips and in position to chase down the chip lead in the flight.

Phil Laak
Phil Laak