Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Glantz Flops The Nuts

Matt Glantz after busting in fifth place last year.

Limit Hold'em

Cary Katz kicked off the action and raised to 1,600 after which it got folded to Matt Glantz. Glantz was on the button and three-bet to 2,400. Katz made the call.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and Katz check-called 800. On the turn the {7-Hearts} popped up and Katz lead out for 1,600. Glantz was right there to put in the raise making it 3,200, and Katz called.

The river was the {4-Diamonds} and Katz checked to Glantz who put out another 1,600 chip bet. Katz called and mucked after Glantz turned over {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}.

A nice start for Glantz who has two previous cashes in this event. Back in 2008 he finished fourth for $568,320 (H.O.R.S.E.), and last year he ended up getting fifth for $376,750. On top of these results Glantz also finished fourth in the 2008 $10,000 8-Game Championship, and fifth in the 2010 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. There is no question about Glantz's skills in these games and he'll be one of the favorites again this year.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 180,000 30,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 137,000 -13,000

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