Super High Roller

Perkins Doubles Back to Starting Stack

To say that Bill Perkins has been active here in the early goings would be quite the understatement. He's involved in nearly every pot at his table and his stack has been dwindling for the most part. There's some bright light shining on Perkins now as he just doubled up to get back to the starting stack.

Action folded to Perkins in the hijack seat and he raised to 3,000. In the next seat — the cutoff position — Chance Kornuth three-bet to 7,500. Play folded back over to Perkins and he quickly called to take a flop out of position.

After the {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop fell, Perkins quickly led for 15,000. Kornuth made the call.

The turn was the {Q-Diamonds} and paired the board. Perkins bet 25,000 and Kornuth called again.

With 75,000 behind, Perkins checked in the dark before the dealer dealt the river. The {4-Diamonds} fell and Kornuth opted to bet small with 12,000. Immediately after Kornuth's chips hit the felt in front of the betting line, Perkins announced that he was all in. Kornuth tanked for a minute or two and then called.

"Full house," announced Perkins straight away. He tabled the {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} for a rivered full house and Kornuth mucked his hand.

"I guess that's why you checked dark," said Kornuth as he sent over the chips.

Chip stacks
Bill Perkins us 250,000 130,000
Chance Kornuth us 172,000 -108,000

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