Anton Astapau has been enjoying a decent start to his Main Event and was sitting on what looked to be roughly 48,000 as we came to his table and found the Belarus player involved in a heads-up pot against a tablemate.
We caught the action on the turn with the community cards reading and Astapau, sitting in early position, first to act. There looked to be roughly 5,000 or so in the pot already with Astapau leading out for 2,400 with his opponent, sitting in the cutoff, making the call.
The river was the and after pausing to eye up his opponent’s stack Astapau led out for 6,500. After mulling over his options the player in the cutoff elected to raise to 21,500 bringing a quick fold from Astapau, who open folded leaving his opponent to rake in the 10,600 pot and climb to around 43,000.