Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Payan Powers Up to Three Million With Straight On Turn

• Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Rafe Kibrit raised to 100,000 from the button and Elie Payan came along for the ride.

Flop: {10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Payan led out for a pot-sized bet of 200,000 and the action escalated in extreme fashion. Kibrit announced "re-pot" and before he could even touch his chips Payan repeated the phrase, making a massive reraise. Kibrit shoved his stack forward, flipped up his {K-Spades}{6-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts} for two-pair, tens and sixes.

Payan tabled the {2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for a flush draw and an open-ended straight draw, giving him plenty of outs to take the lead.

Turn: {3-Hearts}

One of Payan's plethora of outs was delivered and his rail exploded in celebration. Kibrit would need to fill up with a ten or six on the river to claim the victory.

River: {2-Clubs}

The river was a brick and Payan scored the massive double up, swinging the momentum in this match sqaurely back in his favor. He now sits with over 3,000,000 chips and, despite his Herculean efforts in staging a comeback, Kibrit finds himself right back where he started entering heads-up play.

Tags: Elie PayanRafe Kibrit