Main Event: Big Stacks, Small Pot

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 332

Jeff Trudeau Jr. (right) and Chad Kitchen (left)

Two of the biggest stacks left in the tournament recently faced off when Jeff Trudeau Jr. opened with an early-position raise and Chad Kitchen defended his big blind.

Big stacks see a flop

The flop fell Jd6s3c and Kitchen checked. Trudeau C-bet 22,000 and Kitchen called.

The turn was the 9d and both players checked.

Completing the board was the 2s and Kitchen lead for 44,000. Trudeau called and Kitchen turned over AsQs for ace-queen high. Trudeau’s Ax9x pair was best and he took the small pot.

Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,405,000
Chad Kitchen – 1,230,000