$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

Hands #34-37: Rivera Folds River With Second-Best Hand

[user249920] • Level 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Hand #34: Scott Baumstein ripped all in with {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} in the small blind and Marc Rivera released his big.

Hand #35: Ramon Colillas opened with {a-Spades}{k-Spades} first to act and won the pot.

Hand #36: Baumstein jammed for 6,425,000 first to act with {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and took the blinds and antes.

Hand #37: Rivera opened for 1 million under the gun with {5-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Julien Martini flatted {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} on the button.

They went heads up to {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Rivera checked. Martini bet 825,000 and Rivera peeled to the {j-Hearts} turn. Action checked through to the {8-Hearts} river. Rivera checked a final time and Martini fired 3.8 million. Rivera used a time extension but found a fold.

Tags: Julien MartiniMarc RiveraRamon ColillasScott Baumstein