Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max

Tikhonov Taking Off

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

With 33 players left Victor Ramdin bet out 6,500 from under the gun. Jesse Yaginuma in the cut off then raised to 17,500. The blinds still had to act and Sergey Tikhonov in the small blind three bet to 32,000. Action was back on Ramdin who took about a minute or two before ultimately folding. When it came back to Yaginuma, he moved all in for 108,500. Tikhonov then took a few minutes before completing the call.

Tikhonov: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Yaginuma: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

With two monster hands, the winner was going to received a very large pot. The dealer pressed out a {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, giving Tikonov a set of queens. Tikhonov was not out of the woods yet, he stilled needed to avoid a jack or run run clubs as to not have a split pot happen.

With a {4-Diamonds} turn and a {8-Hearts} river Taginuma was eliminated and Tikhonov raked in a great pot.