2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
Level 16: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Day 1B Entries: 265
Players Remaining: 57
Kevin Scott was not on the radar during dinner break but he certainly is now. The former big stack was sitting around average but caught a big hand to jump into the lead.
The board was complete and reading A♣ Q♣ J♥ T♠ 2♥ with Scott facing an opponent all in for 131,000. Scott thought for a while, stared at the heavy board, talked it out with himself, and finally shrug/called with J♣ J♦ for a set of jacks. His opponent could only show down top pair A♦ 6♣ and Scott celebrated the huge pot.
With the chips already in the pot and his opponents additional 131K, Scott moved up to 350,000 and the likely lead.
Update: In the time it took to post the hand, Scott ran his stack up some more and now sits with 480,000.