Event #16: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

The Banana Beats Riech

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Ferenc Riech

"I am banana," Robert Nguyen joked in the one seat after just having raked in a huge pot and sent Ferenc Riech to the rail. Nguyen had been the most active player at the table and showed bluffs at least twice, also pretending to be on tilt while listening to music on his headphones.

Just now, Nguyen opened and called the three-bet to 34,000 before the flop came {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. Nguyen check-called a bet of 28,000 before both checked through the {2-Clubs} turn. On the {A-Hearts} river, Nguyen moved all in instantly, which he had done previously already with the nuts to double up.

Riech had 108,000 chips behind and pondered about his decision for some time, then eventually called and much to the surprise of everyone at the table flipped over {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for a bluff catcher. This time, Nguyen had it again with the {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a flush and jumped into the lead.

"He cannot call there with king-high," Vic Spadavecchia said in the two seat while Najeem Ajez replied "if he is bluffing, the king-high is good." The German left the tournament area, but not without saying "if he continues like this (Nguyen), you will have a lot of fun ahead."

Player Chips Progress
Robert Nguyen us
Robert Nguyen
us 490,000 198,000
Ferenc Riech DE
Ferenc Riech
DE Busted

Tags: Ferenc RiechNajeem AjezRobert NguyenVic Spadavecchia