Championship: Van Sanford Takes On Chip Leader

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 2.5K/5k/500 ante

Ryan Van Sanford opened for a raise and the chip leader, Hans Winzeler three-bet to 27,000. It was folded back to Van Sanford who four-bet to 79,000. Winzeler made the call and the two saw a flop of 5s3s2h.

Van Sanford led out for 55,000 and was quickly called by the chip leader. The turn was the 9c and after about 20 seconds, Van Sanford tapped the table. Winzeler thought for a little and checked as well.

The river was the Kd and Van Sanford sat still, the only motion the shuffling of chips in his right hand with a casual flip of the top two chips after each shuffle. “All in,” he said quietly, placing a stack of chips into the middle. Winzeler thought for just a brief moment before releasing his hand.