Oleksii Khoroshenin made it 140,000 to go from the button and found a call from Scott Seiver in the big blind. The two saw hit the felt and Seiver check-called a continuation of 155,000.
Fourth street was the and Seiver checked for a second time. Khoroshenin checked it back, allowing the to finish off the community cards. Seiver knocked the table, Khoroshenin fired 475,000, and Seiver let it go.
Khoroshenin pulled the pot and boosted his stack to about 1.96 million to Seiver's 1.65 million.
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Ilkin Garibli raised to 130,000 from the cutoff and Oleksii Khoroshenin called from the small blind.
The flop came down and Khoroshenin checked to Garibli who continued for 180,000. Khoroshenin called, the hit the turn and both checked to see the river. Khoroshenin fired 310,000 and after a few moments Garibli raised to about 1.165 million.
Khoroshenin gave it some thought, but ultimately folded.
Faraz Jaka moved all in for 140,000 before the flop and found calls from Scott Seiver on the button and Ilkin Garibli in the big blind. The flop came down and Garibli checked. Seiver reached for chips and moved them across the betting line.
"You've got it," said Garibli, instantly folding his hand.
With that, the hands were turned over with Jaka at risk.
The board completed with the and the , keeping Jaka's ducks in the lead. He was able to triple up but is still under 10 big blinds.