Young Australian superstar Brendon Rubie is seated with 2011 World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos. Last year, Polychronopoulos won one of these $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em events for $650,223, so he knows a thing or two about building a stack.
On this hand, Rubie opened to 75 from middle position and Polychronopoulos called out of the cutoff seat. The player in the big blind also called and the flop came down . The big blind and Rubie checked. Polychronopoulos fired 150 and the big blind folded. Rubie called.
The turn card was the and both players checked to see the fall on the river. Rubie checked and Polychronopoulos fired 325. Rubie made the call, but mucked his hand without showing after Polychronopoulos turned ove the for two pair.