Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em

Balaban Bounces Back

Darko Balaban had gone almost unnoticed throughout the day but has come of nowhere to move up to 50,000 in chips.

A player under the gun raised to 3,200 preflop before another in middle position reraised all in for 13,200. Balaban reraised all in, forcing the under-the-gun player out of the way.

Balaban: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{a-Hearts}; the player under the gun couldn't believe his bad luck, saying that he had folded {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}!