RG NKC Main Event (Day 2): Licking turns the nuts

Level 13 (1500/3000/500)
Entrants: 423
Players remaining: 76
Average chips: 111,315

We're down to eight tables as the short stacks get their chips in the middle, so the last thing we expect to see is two big stacks going at it. We arrive at Andrew Ziskin's table to see a three-way pot brewing. A flop of 9♥8♠4♠ is on the board and Ziskin checks from the big blind. Russell Licking bets 6,000 into the 18,000-chip pot.

Regina Weaver folds and Ziskin check-raises to 26,000. Licking quickly calls.

The turn brings the 7♣. Ziskin leads for 25,000 and Licking wastes no time moving all in.  Both players have similar stacks, around 200,000 each. Ziskin asks for a count. 201,500 is the answer.

"I put you on pocket eights," Ziskin says, and folds.

Russell Licking - 307,000
Andrew Ziskin - 202,500

PS - Licking made his way to the media table following the hand to say he turned the jack-high straight and wanted a call.


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