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Preben Stokkan Leads Tuesday WSOP Main Event Field After Dropping Down to One Chip

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jul/09/2019

Preben Stokkan will come into Tuesday's World Series of Poker Main Event leading the pack with 2,184,000.  Amazingly, he had dropped down to just a single chip ahead of the first break of the day Monday.

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"I started the day with 93,000, I had a pretty good start, I was up to like 180,000 pretty early in the first level. But I blew it all on a huge bluff, but I saved myself one chip. I almost went all-in but he over shoved, and I folded. So, I had 5,000 left on the first break and spun it up from there," Stokkan said at the end of the night.

He added: "I had a pretty crazy hand against a French guy on my table where I opened from under the gun and he had 600,000 behind. I had him covered, it was right before the bubble. He three-bet me to 40,000, I four-bet to 100,000 with aces. He called. The flop came ace-nine-deuce rainbow. He check-called 40,000. The turn was a four, rainbow board still. He checks, I bet 120,000, he jams! I had top set and he had pocket sevens. Yeah, that was a crazy hand."

Stokkan has won $1,733,939 in live tournaments to date and is guaranteed at least $15,000 moving forward, though he most certainly has his eye on the $10 million top prize.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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