Hands #80-82: Neuville Spikes an Ace to Double
Hand #80: Kevin Eyster raised to 100,000 on the button, Andrew Lichtenberger defended his big blind, and the flop fell . Lichtenberger checked, Eyster continued for 85,000, and Lichtenberger called.
The turn was the , both players checked, and the river was a second consecutive ten - the . Both players checked, and Lichtenberger dragged the pot with for effectively ace-high.
Hand #81: Eyster was first to act, and raised to 100,000. Pierre Neuville defended his big blind, the flop came , and Neuville checked. Eyster tossed out a continuation-bet of 85,000, and Neuville folded.
Hand #82: Neuville raised to 125,000 out of the small blind, Eyster three-bet to 350,000 out of the big blind, and Neuville moved all in for 1.06 million. Eyster snap-called.
The Belgian hit an ace from space on the flop, taking the lead, and he held as the turn and river came , respectively.
Neuville doubled to 2.14 million, while Eyster fell to 2.185 million.