Check-Raise Gets the Job Done for Gaines

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Igor Pihela Sr. already regained the chip lead after winning a small pot before he opened for a min-raise from the button with A 6 . Glen Gaines defended his big blind with 5 4 .

Gaines checked his open-ended straight draw after the 8 3 6 landed on the flop. Pihela Sr. fired out for 80,000 with middle pair. Gaines raised to 325,000 and won the pot after Pihela Sr. folded to regain the lead once again.

The blinds increased to Level 29 after the hand with blinds at 50,000/100,000 with a big blind ante of 100,000.
Glen Gaines - 4 million
Igor Pihela Sr. - 3.8 million
Paulius Jucys - 775,000

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