Mark Buckley has joined the six-figure stack club after a hand against Marcus Holm. Under the gun, Buckley raised to 2,400 (blinds 600/1,200), called by big blind Holm. Both players checked the Qs 8c 4d flop. The turn paired the board with the 8h, and Holm check-called a bet of 3,300 from Buckley.
The river: Kh.
Another check from Holm, another swift bet from Buckley: 6,800. After a quick check of the amount, Holm threw in the call (in the one-chip-signifies-the-lot way), getting to showdown – but it was only Buckley who showed down – the Kc 7c – winning the pot. Holm gave one low nod providing the impression of reluctant acquiescence and leaves for dinner with 59,000; Buckley has 110,000.