2021 World Series of Poker
€5,300 Main Event

Hands #55-58: Boika Nibbles on Karlsson's Stack

• Nível 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #55: Aliaksei Boika started the level with a raise to 220,000 holding {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} in the small blind. Mats Karlsson called with {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The flop was {7-Spades}{K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and Boika continued for 200,000. Karlsson called with his straight draw and got an even better straight draw with the {8-Spades} on the turn.

Boika still comfortably bet his aces, making it 575,000. Karlsson went in the tank for several minutes and asked how much Boika had behind, which was a little more than 1,8 million, before calling.

It wasn't Karlsson but Boika who improved with the {A-Clubs} on the river. He made a small bet of 575,000 but Karlsson didn't take the bait.

Hand #56: Dmitry Yurasov got a walk with {6-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

Hand #57: Mats Karlsson opened {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on the button. He made it 200,000 and took it down.

Hand #58: From the small blind, Aliaksei Boika completed with {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Mats Karlsson checked his option with {5-Spades}{2-Clubs}. The flop was {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Boika bet 100,000 and got called.

The turn was the {8-Hearts} and Boika fired again, this time for 250,000 and Karlsson called to see the {6-Hearts} on the river. Both players made a straight, with Boika holding the best one. He got some extra value after betting 550,000 and getting a call from Karlsson.

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaDmitry YurasovMats Karlsson