2021 World Series of Poker
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller

Kanit and Katz Dominate Early Exchanges

• Nível 15: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

With the final table under way, all nine players are hoping not to be the first player to vacate the table and play has begun cautiously.

One player who has got off to a strong start is Cary Katz. He raised from under the gun to 50,000 preflop and got a call from Stephen Chidwick in the big blind. The flop came {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and Katz c-bet 98,000 to take it down.

Mustapha Kanit has enjoyed the best of the opening half-dozen hands, however. He got his additional chips from Daniel Colman, who until that point had been using his chip lead to raise and take a few stacks. In this particular hand, however, he lost some to the Italian. Kanit's early position raise in the next seat to Colman was called by the former Big One for One Drop winner, who sat in the big blind.

The flop of {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}{K-Spades} saw Kanit c-bet to 40,000 which was called. The turn of {9-Clubs} was checked by both men, but the {q-Diamonds} river saw Colman lead out for 125,000. A chunky bet, and Kanit took his time, but eventually called to see that Colman only had ace-high, while Kanit held {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} and they were good enough to scoop a decent pot.

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