Steve Saklad (Hartsdale, NY) - 170,000
Steve Saklad (Hartsdale, NY) wins two big hands and jets up to being among the chip leaders.
In hand number 1 - Steve gets in with 2-3 suited and flops a wheel. Opponent came along for the ride after flopping a set of fives. Turn and river bricked out.
In hand number 2 - Steve shipped with KK and got called by J-9. Saklad had to sweat an open-ended draw on the flop. Table explained the pot as Steve collecting a 45,000 gift.
Steve became a poker pro four years ago and is looking to add to his career earnings with a top spot finish here in the Championship.