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WATCH: Top Poker Pro Stephen Chidwick Makes Insane Hero Call In Million Dollar Buy-In Triton Tournament

Chidwick Finds Big Call At Final Table Of Triton Million Event


Stephen ChidwickAt the final table of the biggest buy-in tournament of all-time, one of the world’s top poker pros showed why the high roller community voted him the best player on the planet just a few months back.

Stephen Chidwick, who currently sits in first place in the Card Player Player of the Year race, and is no. 1 all-time on Britain’s all-time money list, showed off his hand-reading ability when faced with a tough decision at the Triton Million £1,050,000 buy-in final table in London.

With seven players remaining, Chidwick found himself in a tricky spot against chip leader Vivek Rajkumar, who put him to the test for his tournament life with millions in equity on the line.

Rajkumar, who had just taken out Timothy Adams on the hand before, raised it up on the button to 450,000 with the blinds at 100,000-200,000. Chidwick defended from the big blind with JDiamond Suit 5Diamond Suit, and the flop fell JClub Suit 9Spade Suit 4Heart Suit. Chidwick check-called a continuation bet of 300,000, and then checked again when the QSpade Suit hit the turn.

Rajkumar didn’t slow down, firing a big bet of 850,000. Chidwick called, and then checked for a final time when the 6Heart Suit hit the river.

Rajkumar moved all-in, and Chidwick instantly threw in all of his remaining time bank chips, sending a clear signal to Rajkumar that he was considering calling off his tournament and his final 2,900,000 with just second pair and a weak kicker.

With two short stacks still remaining, Chidwick could have folded his way to another £1,300,000 or so in prize money. It didn’t end of up taking him too long to make the call, however, and Rajkumar could only reveal his bluff with ASpade Suit 8Club Suit.

Watch the hand below.

Chidwick’s double up put him into a much more comfortable position in the tournament, allowing him to make it to four-handed play at the time of this article’s publishing, which guaranteed him £4,410,000.

The 30-year-old poker pro already had $25.1 million in career live tournament earnings entering the high roller, and with a win would jump Justin Bonomo for the top spot on poker’s all-time money list. The Trition Million winner will earn $23,180,000 Saturday night.

Chidwick is coming off of a summer where he skipped the initial half of the World Series of Poker following the birth of his child, only to win the first event he entered in the $25,000 pot-limit Omaha championship for $1,618,417 and his first career bracelet.