2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$100,000 7-Handed
Dias: 2

Aleksejs Ponakovs Eliminated in 3rd Place ($698,800)

Nível 24 : Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Aleksejs Ponakovs
Aleksejs Ponakovs

One key hand reduced the stack of Aleksejs Ponakovs to a single chip and he was unable to bounce back with a miracle comeback to see his run come to an end in third place.

First, it was Isaac Haxton who got a three-bet through versus Fedor Holz.

Ponakovs then raised the button and Haxton called in the big blind. On a {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop, Haxton check-called for 80,000 and did so again for 300,000 on the {10-Hearts} turn. After the {5-Diamonds} river, Haxton checked the third street in a row with just shy of 1.7 million chips behind.

Ponakovs bet 865,000 and left a single T-5,000 chip behind. That sent Haxton into the tank and he used one time bank before making the call.

Ponakovs tabled the {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a bluff and Haxton won the pot with the {j-Spades}{8-Hearts} for the second pair.

"Good game," Holz exclaimed and Ponakovs joked "I am still in".

"I didn't believe you ... I don't know," Haxton now said in table chat. Holz concluded the proceedings with the "sometimes you gotta go with your gut."

Ponakovs was forced all-in the next hand to survive before he was forced all-in for 10,000 out of the small blind next.

Haxton raised to 180,000 on the button and Holz defended the big blind. The flop came {7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Holz check-folded to a bet worth 400,000.

Aleksejs Ponakovs: {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Isaac Haxton: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

"I had a good hand, too" Holz chimed in and the trio saw the board complete with the {2-Hearts} turn and {3-Diamonds} river. Ponakovs became the third place finisher for $698,800.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
3,955,000 1,830,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
2,940,000 -760,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
WSOP 1X Winner

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