Championship: Diamantas Sends Opponent Home in Cooler

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Level 9: Blinds 400/800/100 ante
53 remaining players, 38k avg (48 bb)

Stephen Diamantas
Stephen Diamantas

After putting in 5,100 each, Stephen Diamantas (Tampa) and his opponent see a flop of Js5s4s.

Diamantas checks, his opponent bets 10k and Diamantas moves all in. The player, with 35k behind and at risk, goes in the tank.

“Is this going to be the end,” he wonders before making the call.

Diamantas: KsKh
Opponent: QsQd

Diamantas is in great shape with the bigger pair and better flush draw. Diamantas avoids the two-outer to eliminates the player.  He’s now the chip lead with 165k after starting the hand with 112k.

Diamantas was part of the $555 opening event chop finishing in 5th place for $13,000. He also cashed in the $165 (Event 6) with an 18th place finish.

Play continues until 6 pm when the field will take a one hour dinner break.