Matt Mazzeo opened for 30k utg. Action folded around to John Kern in the big blind, who called.
The flop came Q♥J♠9♥ and John checked. Matt bet 45k. John shoved and Matt snap-called.
John held T♣4♣ for the open-ended straight-draw -- he was actually ahead of Matt's 8♥7♥, but Matt had a lot of outs with the gutshot, flush draw, and two live cards.
John Kern (Harrisburg, PA)
The turn was the 3♦ and changed nothing. Then the 7♠ hit the river, giving Matt a pair of 7s and the pot. He chipped up to ~1.4 million and the chip lead. JoeVerrecchia has about 1.1 million.
John Kern finished in 7th place, earning $6,399.