Friday, May 29, 2015 3:49 AM Local Time
James Woods Strikes Lightning on the Turn to Double Up
Athanasios Polychronopoulos raises on the button to 4,000 and James Woods calls. The flop is and Woods leads for 6,000. Polychronopoulos calls. The turn is the and Woods checks. Polychronopoulos bets 6,000 and Woods announces himself all in. Polychronopoulos snap calls so fast the chips aren't counted. Woods is ahead with for a turned straight against his opponent's for a set of sixes.
"Don't pair the board, please," Woods pleads. He gets his wish with the on the river and Woods celebrates before apologizing to his opponent for his outburst. "That was just a massive cold deck," Woods says. The all in was for 31,500 more by the dealer's count, giving Woods the chip lead.
James Woods - 74,400
Athanasios Polychronopoulos - 35,600