$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Rubie Takes a Massive Hit

Bilenky opened from early position for 26,000 and was soon faced with a three-bet to 61,000 by Brendon Rubie in late position. After the button and blinds got out of the way, Bilenky made the call and then checked the {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} flop.

Rubie took the opportunity to fire out 47,000, which Bilenky quickly check-raised to 136,000. Rubie responded by moving all in, and Bilenky snap-called for his healthy stack of 392,000.

Rubie: {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Bilenky: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

Bilenky had flopped a set of ladies and Rubie was drawing to an open-ended straight draw, which he happened to his on the {A-} turn. Unfortunately for him, the river was another {A-}, pairing the board and giving Bilenky the monster double. Rubie is still above average with 580,000, though it is about half what he had less than an hour ago.

Chip stacks
Matviy Bilenky 850,000
Brendon Rubie au 580,000 -420,000

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