Thijmen Stocker just jumped up to third place on the leader board after knocking out Alexander Nudin, and hurting Sam Chartier. The Dutchman already has a cash at this year's World Series of Poker when he finished 11th in the $1,500 Six-Handed event, and he's looking to add another.
First Stocker won a serious pot off Chartier, who saw his bluff fail. Stocker told us how he raised from middle position, and Chartier defended his big blind. The flop came down with two spades and Chartier checked. Stocker bet 8,000 and Chartier raised it up to 18,000. Stocker called.
On the turn the hit, and Chartier bet 25,000. Stocker called, and the river was the . Chartier took another stab and bet 52,000, but Stocker wasn't folding. Chartier mucked, and Stocker showed his .
On the next hand Stocker raised under the gun, and the action was folded to Nudin who three-bet to 16,000 from the big blind. Stocker moved all in, and Nudin made the call for around 88,000 total.
The board ran out , and Nudin was eliminated. Stocker is now one of the chip leaders.