Level 16 (1,500/3,000/500)
Total Entries: 332
Players Remaining: 45
Chip Average: 147,000
|Three-time Foxwoods Champion Soukha Kachittavong is playing one of the top two stacks as Event 1 is just nine places from the money.|
The action would then get back to Soukha, who would slide a full stack of red 5,000 value chips across the betting line, putting his opponent at risk if he were to call.
He would and Soukha would say, "Oops." before tabling [2c][2s].
Perhaps he thought his opponent had a higher pocket pair, but he'd technically be flipping against [As][Qc].
Soukha's misstep turned into gold as the hand was over on the [2d][7c][6c] flop and the turn and river would run out with Souka already having his opponent drawing dead.
The eliminated player would kick himself as he went out a few spots before the last pre-money table break, but, with just over 80,000 chips to his name to start the hand, it was a standard spot that he wins, literally, half of the time.
This wouldn't be one of those times and the misstep that ended with a flopped set for Soukha now looks like it's putting him in a position to not only make the money, but perhaps make the money with one of the biggest stacks in the room, as he's currently playing just under 370,000 and is only trailing Doug Lyford who is over the 400,000 mark.
While Lyford is a relative "unknown", Soukha is a three-time Foxwoods Champion with just under $150,000 in live tournament earnings to his name, with the majority of those scores coming at his "home casino" where he looks like a lock to record another as we are now just nine places from pay dirt.