Jeff Papola could be the six-max king, especially at the World Series of Poker. Last year, the Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey native crushed both the $2,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em and the $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. In the former of those two, Papola took second place for a whopping $391,068. Just a few days later, he was victory in the $5,000 one for $667,433. Right now, he's chip leading this six-max event and we could see his mug appearing at another final table.
On a recent hand, Papola raised from under the gun to 6,000. Mohsin Charania called from the next seat, Thomas Applegate called in the cutoff and Alex Lindop called from the big blind. All four players saw the flop come down and Lindop checked. Papola continuation bet 11,000 and Charania got out of the way. Applegate called and then Lindop folded.
With play down to just two players on fourth street, the dealer placed the on the board. Both Papola and Applegate checked to see the complete the board on the river. Papola bet 18,000 and Applegate looked him up after a minute of thought. Papola tabled the for a better two pair than what was on the board and Applegate mucked.
Papola improved to 485,000 in chips and that's the largest stack we've seen out in the field. Applegate slipped back to 55,000.