Ted Lawson has just played a big hand to see his stack fall to just over 10,000. The hand in question started when an early position player opened up the pot to 525. Ted Lawson then three-bet to 1,500 on his direct left. The cutoff called, along with Hewitt Poland on the button. The player who opened the pot also called, as four players would watch the dealer spread three cards along the felt.
On the flop, the early position player checked up front and Lawson led for 3,000. The cutoff player folded and Poland raised to 10,000. A fold from the early position player and Lawson would take his time before shoving all in for around 30,000. Poland quickly called for his stack of 15,350, and the two players tabled their hands.
Lawson was in need of help and it was help that would never come as a turn and an river completed the board and sent the pot to Poland.
Poland will be looking to add a big score to his resume here in the Main Event. Poland currently has just shy of $40,000 in tournament winnings, which includes one World Series of Poker cash, occurring when he made a deep run in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2011.