Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Berlin Penalised

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Nachman Berlin

There had been a raise and Blake Barousse moved all in. Nachman Berlin called the all in and exposed his hand {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. The trouble was there was still action to come from the initial raiser, Berlin turned his cards back over and the floor was called.

The ruling was that Berlin must expose his hand but it was still live. The original raiser folded and Barousse showed {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. The board changed nothing and they chopped it up.

The floor then ruled that Berlin must serve a one round penalty. Berlin couldn’t believe it and asked for another ruling. When the second floor came over Berlin explained that the penalty would kill him as he was so short compared to the blinds.

The floor revised the ruling to a three hand penalty as the spirit of the tournament is that players should knock each other out, not rules. Everybody seemed satisfied with that.

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