Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)

Not a Little Chip Stack Short and Stout

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Stout

Table chip leaders Matt Stout and Erik Seidel just engaged each other in what culminated to be quite the massive pot. It began when Stout opened to 18,000 from the cutoff and it folded to Seidel who three-bet to 55,000 out of the small blind. Action came back to Stout and he flat called.

The two took a low flop of {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Seidel continued for 60,000. Stout stuck around and the turn paired the board with the {4-Clubs}. Seidel pumped the brakes and checked his action and Stout followed suit. A second pair hit the board when the {3-Diamonds} touched down and Seidel came out with a bet of 75,000.

"Call," announced Stout after a beat.

Seidel turned up {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} but was surprised to find Stout show {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} for a higher pocket pair. Stout scooped up the pot and is now our overwhelming chip leader with 1.26 million in chips.

Matt Stout us 1,260,000 275,000
Erik Seidel us 545,000 15,000

Tagit: Erik SeidelMatt Stout