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Ali for Martinez


Massimiliano Martinez is the early chip leader after he busted Ali Baalbaki, our first player out today.

We only caught up with the action on the river where the board read {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, and around 5,000 chips had made it into the middle. The Team PokerStars Po bet 4,300 from under the gun and was check-raised to 10,700 from Baalbaki in the big blind.

Martinez stared down his opponent and moved all-in for 29,000. This sent Baalbaki into the tank for at least three minutes before he called off his remaining 17,900 with {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for the nut flush. It was no good though as Martinez opened {4-Spades}{3-Spades} for a full house.

Player Chips Progress
Max Martinez it
Max Martinez
it 62,000
Ali Baalbaki
Ali Baalbaki

Tags: Ali BaalbakiMassimiliano Martinez