Event #10: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

"Of Course I'm Calling"

• Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

With the board already showing {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}, Kenichi Takarabe bet 11,000 and Nicholas Blumenthal called. The {6-Spades} hit on the river and Takarabe declared all in. Blumenthal snap-called and the hands were revealed.

Takarabe: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Blumenthal: {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}

Takarabe seemed to be trying to pull a fast one on the river and was none too happy to find that Blumenthal had flopped a straight. Blumenthal said "Of course I'm calling there, but I didn't like the river." The river did pair the board but didn't help Takarabe, who was eliminated.

After the hand Blumenthal had a mountain of chips in front of him totaling around 195,000.

Tags: Kenichi TakarabeNicholas Blumenthal