Hands #172-174: Ott Doubles Through Pollak
Hand #172: Dan Ott called from the small blind and Scott Blumstein checked his option from the big blind. The flop came and Ott checked, as did Blumstein. The turn was the . Ott checked and Blumstein bet 3.5 million. Ott called. The river was the and Ott checked again. Blumstein paused for about thirty seconds and bet 11.5 million. Ott called. Blumstein tabled for trip jacks and Ott mucked before paying the bet.
Hand #173: Ott raised to 5 million on the button and both blinds folded, sending the pot his way.
Hand #174: Blumstein folded his button and Benjamin Pollak moved all in from the small blind, putting Ott to the test for his remaining 33,250,000. Ott called.
Ott was at risk but ahead with , up against Pollak's .
The flop came , keeping Ott in the lead with ace-high. The turn was the to give Ott a pair of aces, but Pollak picked up both flush and straight draws. The river was the and Ott held to double up.
Pollak was left with just eight big blinds, propelling Ott into second.