Passing by Andrew Hills’ table certainly never is boring.
Our Day 2 chip leader is always in there, seemingly pushing his opponents around and putting immense amounts of pressure on his fellow players.
We just witnessed him play a huge hand against the other big stack at the table, Tim Givony.
Givony raised from early position and Hills came over the top with a 3-bet. Givony called.
Flop: 8♦ 7♦ 4♦ (roughly 240k in the middle)
Givony checks, Hills bets 80k and Givony quickly calls.
Turn: J♣ (400k)
Givony checks and now Hills bets 250k. Again Givony calls.
River: A♥ (900k)
Givony checks a third time and Hills seemingly ice cold slides 550k over the betting line. That’s more than the average stack of the remaining players and roughly 80% of Givony’s stack.
Directly after Hills’ bet Givony pounded on the table and started moaning.
Givony was visibly uncomfortable with the way this hand played out. Multiple times he exclaimed he had a set and that he was quite sure he had Hills beat.
But he couldn’t find it in his heart this time to go with his instinct. After a couple of minutes Givony eventually folded his hand.
Hills extends his chip lead and now has 2.5m chips – 5 times the average stack.