Main Event

Neuville Left Crippled

Pierre Neuville

With the {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} on the board and already a decent amount of chips in the pot, Pierre Neuville bet 5,550. He was called by his only opponent Laurent Polito to see the turn.

The dealer popped the {9-Spades} on the turn, and Neuville checked. Polito went straight to the point and moved all in. The stack in front of him was much bigger than that of Neuville's, who was holding 16,000. Making the call would have meant putting his tournament life at risk and Neuville had to give it a long thought.

It seemed a bit too long for one of the players at the table and he called the clock on Neuville. Neuville was given one minute to act and before the time ran out, he opted to fold his cards.

Player Chips Progress
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 16,000 -29,000

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