Monday, August 31, 2015 2:10 AM Local Time
The Defending Champion Takes the Chip Lead Care of John Gorsuch
Defending Baltimore Main Event champion Chris Csik (pictured) raises to 55,000 from under the gun. It folds to John Gorsuch in the small blind and he calls. Ken Taffaro folds his big blind and they're heads up to the flop.
Gorsuch checks when the flop comes . Csik bets 45,000. It's back on Gorsuch and he raises to 110,000. Csik sits still and eyes Gorsuch's stack. He flats and they head to the turn.
Fourth street is the and Gorsuch leads for 160,000. Csik goes into the tank for a minute or two before he goes all in. Gorsuch has 523,000 chips behind and is well covered by Csik. Gorsuch leans back in his chair and puts his hands behind his head. He take a couple minutes, but finds a fold.
"My instincts say you have ace-king," he says as he exposes .
Csik quietly folds his hand and takes the pot. The defending champion is now the chip leader with 13 players remaining.
Chris Csik - 1,680,000 (70 bb)
John Gorsuch - 523,000 (21 bb)