Two double ups at our final in the past 15 minutes or so – one of them straightforward, the other a wee bit more esoteric…
The Straightforward One
Gary Miller set Uku Valner in with in the small blind; Valner called all in with in the big. A board was good enough enough to double Valner up to 2.2 million, while Miller is now no longer a big stack on 1.9 million.
The Slightly Weirder One
Nikolay Ponomarev opened to 220k in early position with a non-traditional , and got calls from Gary Miller in the cutoff ( ), Terry Simpson in the small blind ( ) and David Rudling in the big blind ( ).
All four players saw a flop – – and it checked along to Rudling, who immediately went all in with his flush draw and gutshot. Ponomarev reshoved with his own, smaller, flush draw/gutshot, the other two folded, and following two absolute bricks on the turn ( and river , Rudling more than doubled up to 2.3 million. Former chip daddy Ponomarev is now down to 1.8 million.