Abi-Yaghi (left), Johnson (right) with Mike Borovetz in Between
Austen Johnson (Greensboro, NC) and Tanios Abi-Yaghi (Toms River, NJ) mix it up in the largest pot of the tournament and Abi-Yaghi is now the chip leader with 10 million.
Blinds 60k/120k/20k ante
Abi-Yaghi begins the hand with 5 million chips and raises to 225k, Johnson (~7 million) calls from the button.
Flop 9♠ 7♠ 3x
Abi-Yaghi bets 300k
Johnson makes it 850k
Abi-Yaghi three-bets to 1.85 million
Johnson moves all in for Abi-Yaghi's last 3 million, Abi-Yaghi calls.
Johnson: 77 (set of 7s)
Abi-Yaghi's set on the turn gives him the 10 million chip pot and knocks Johnson down to 2 million.