$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

K-Mart Cooler

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Kevin Martin

Nils Pudel opened to 2,500 in the cutoff and was called by Kevin Martin on the button along with the big blind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Spades} and the big blind checked to Pudel who continued for 5,200. Martin raised to 17,200 which forced out the big blind and Pudel tanked a bit before announcing all in for 60,900. Martin responded with a snap call and the cards were on their backs.

Nils Pudel: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Kevin Martin: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

While Martin was confident with his top two pair, Pudel flopped bottom set to hold the lead. The {6-Spades} on the turn and the {9-Clubs} on the river did not improve Martin as Pudel scored a full double up.

Martin was left with around 17,000 and would go on to be eliminated just a couple of hands later.

Nils Pudel de 130,000 66,500
Kevin Martin ca Ausgeschieden

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