Canada's Tyler Bonkowski has had a great career so far, with a WSOP bracelet in the 2011 $3,000 Limit Hold'em event and another close call this past summer at the 2016 WSOP with a third place finish in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event. Bonkowski rounded out the year by making the final table of the WPT Deepstacks Championship event, finishing in fourth place for just shy of $100,000. His total career earnings are just shy of a million dollars, with his biggest score of $220,000 attached to his bracelet win.
The hijack raised to 550 and Tyler Bonkowski called from the cutoff. The player on the button three-bet to 2,300 and the decision was back on to the hijack who decided to let his hand go. Bonkowski thought about it and opted to call.
The flop came and Bonkowski checked to his opponent. The button bet 2,500 and Bonkowski called.
The turn was the . Bonkowski checked for a second time and his opponent bet again. This time he made it 4,400 to go. Bonkowski stared at the board for a few seconds and tossed in some chips for a call.
The river was the . Bonkowski was the one to take charge this time and led out for 13,500. The button immediately released his hand, sending the pot Bonkowski's way.