Vaka Can’t Push Knoppers Off

Monica Vaka raised it up to 3,500 in middle position and Luigi Knoppers called from the big blind. The flop fell :::qh:::jc:::7s and Knoppers check-called a bet of 4,000 from Vaka.

The turn was the :::3s and both players checked to the :::9c on the river. Knoppers dropped in a small bet of 6,000 and Vaka countered with a small raise to 16,000. Knoppers called and Vaka showed :::ah:::ts for just ace-high. Knoppers held :::jh:::9h for two pair and scooped the pot.

Luigi Knoppers66,50048,500
Monica Vaka22,500-40,000