Hands #159-160: Ott Doubles Through Pollak
Hand #159: Scott Blumstein raised to 4.3 million on the button, and Benjamin Pollak folded in the small blind. Dan Ott defended his big blind, and the flop came down . Ott checked to Blumstein, who bet out 3.5 million. Ott called, and the hit the turn. Ott tapped the felt again, and Blumstein bet again, this time 8.5 million. Ott made the call again, and the completed the board. Ott checked one more time, and Blumstein did the same. Blumstein showed for a pair of aces to take down the pot, beating the pair of jacks that Tournament Director Jack Effel announced for Ott.
Hand #160: Pollak bumped it up to 4.3 million on the button, and Ott moved all in from the small blind for about 34 million. Blumstein folded, and Pollak didn't take very long to call.
The flop came down , shooting Ott out into the lead. Pollak picked up backdoor flush and straight outs, but the on the turn ended those hopes for that. Pollak needed one of the two eights left in the deck to win the hand now, but the river brought the instead.
Ott doubled up to nearly 70 million, while Pollak dropped down to under 24 million.