High Roller

Bold Move Puts Reinkemeier Firmly in the Lead

Reinkemeier - chip daddy
Tobias Reinkemeier minimum-raised from the button and when Olivier Busquet made it 220,000 to go he thought about it only very briefly before calling. So far, pretty standard.

Flop: {Q-Spades} {2-Clubs} {8-Hearts}

Busquet bet out 240,000 and Reinkemeier called. Now this started to get interesting.

Turn: {A-Spades}

Busquet bet out again, this time 450,000. Once more, Reinkemeier called.

River: {2-Hearts}

Busquet thought about it long and hard before betting out 560,000 with 1.2 million behind. Said Reinkemeier, ominously, "How much do you have behind?" He thought about it for a while - and then shoved.

"I can't call," said a now dejected Busquet, and indeed he folded. Reinkemeier showed him a nothing-y {J-Spades} {9-Spades}.

After the huge pot had been pushed towards Reinkemeier, Busquet lamented that he should have shoved on the river, and revealed that he'd been holding {J-?} {10-?}. Reinkemeier told him that he'd put that firmly in Busquet's range.

We now have a dominant chip leader, Reinkemeier playing roughly 4.5 million to Busquet's 1.2 million.