WPTDeepStacks: Scott Baumstein Seizes Control

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 41: 500,000/1,000,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,366

Scott Baumstein (left) awaits his chips

Scott Baumstein moved all in for 16,000,000 on the button, and Lumni Zhuta had a decision in the big blind. “Wow!” he said, turning 6c7c face-up in front of him. “It was mean to be,” he added. A minute or so later, he called to put Baumstein at risk.

Baumstein: KhJc
Zhuta: 6c7c

The flop was Th7d4s, and Baumstein could only shake his head. Zhuta took the lead with a pair of sevens, two cards from the title.

The turn was the Qc, though, providing a suitable sweat for the big moment.

“I have too many outs now,” Baumstein lamented. He needed a nine, jack, king, or ace to extend the match, and he got it.

The river was the 9s, giving Baumstein a king-high straight and an enormous double-up. That put him within reach of the title once again, though that clinching pot had so far eluded him.

Scott Baumstein – 32,200,000 (32 bb)
Lumni Zhuta – 2,000,000 (2 bb)