In the first hand of a two-part Dario Minieri series, Maxim Lykov opened to 1,200 from middle position and was called by Minieri in from the cutoff. Everyone else folded.
The flop came and Lykov c-bet for 1,800. Minieri sat stoically for a bit and then pushed out a raise to 4,100. Lykov made the call.
The turn brought the and Lykov led right out for 5,100. Minieri let his hand go.
In the very next hand, Minieri opened to 1,200 from the hi-jack and was only called by the player on the button.
The flop came and Minieri c-bet for 1,450. His opponent called.
The fell on the turn and Minieri fired again - this time for 2,650. His opponent came along.
The completed the board and Minieri deliberated for a while before firing a hefty 10,200 bet into the middle - completing the four-barrel blast.
"Nice hand," Minieri's opponent offered as he mucked his hand.
After the two hands, Minieri is sitting with 70,000. Lykov is back up to 65,000.