$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

Knoppers Takes a Hit

• Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Luigi Knoppers raised it up to 110,000 in middle position with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and Talal Shakerchi shipped all in for 910,000 in the cutoff with {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}. The action folded back to Knoppers who asked for a count before making the call.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} to give Knoppers a pair of queens but Shakerchi was still out front with his pocket kings. The {3-Spades} on the turn and the {5-Clubs} on the river changed nothing as Shakerchi scored himself a double up.

Talal Shakerchi gb 1,945,000 615,000
Luigi Knoppers nl 1,290,000 -1,425,000

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