$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
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Two Bustouts and a Double

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Athanasios Polychonopoulos

The board was all but rushed away and Athanasios Polychronopoulos shook hands with Jussi Nevanlinna after he had just been eliminated by the Finn. Polychronopoulos had jammed for 290,000 with {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} and lost the flip against the pocket tens of Nevanlinna.

Right after one table over, Luigi Knoppers had raised to 55,000 and Andrey Kotelnikov three-bet to 150,000. Knoppers moved all in and Kotelnikov called it off for around 500,000 after verifying that Polychronopoulos had just busted.

Andrey Kotelnikov: {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Luigi Knoppers: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The {10-Diamonds} appeared right in the window and the rest of the board came {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs} to send the Russian to the rail.

Back over to the other table, Andrei Kurov shoved for 425,000 on the button and Sosia Jiang eventually made the call in the big blind.

Andrei Kurov: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Sosia Jiang: {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Kurov secured the double by the turn of a board {J-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and cut Jiang's stack nearly in half.

Chipcounts
Luigi Knoppers nl 1,880,000 180,000
Jussi Nevanlinna fi 995,000 370,000
Andrei Kurov RU 880,000 280,000
Sosia Jiang nz 450,000 -480,000
Andrey Kotelnikov ru Ausgeschieden
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Andrei KurovAndrey KotelnikovAthanasios PolychronopoulosJussi NevanlinnaLuigi KnoppersSosia Jiang