Main Event

Petroli Forced Out

Siya Sha and Jean-Pierre Petroli

Vadim Markushevski opened with an under-the-gun raise, and Siya Sha flatted on the button. Jean-Pierre Petroli squeezed in a small reraise from the small blind, and both opponents called to see a three-way flop.

It came {7-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {3-Hearts}, and Petroli continued out with 26,000. That folded Markushevski without incident, but Sha was not so easily pacified. He called.

The turn came the {K-Spades}, and Petroli stacked a second bullet worth 46,000 chips into the pot. Now the action froze on Sha for a long time. It must have been at least seven or eight minutes before someone at the table called the clock. Sha was given a thirty-second warning by the floorman halfway into the countdown, and just about then, Sha announced a raise all in.

It was 74,000 more to Petroli, and he sunk in his chair. Two or three minutes later, he folded to leave about 150,000 for the next try.

Player Chips Progress
Siyu Sha at
Siyu Sha
at 275,000 111,000
Jean-Pierre Petroli fr
Jean-Pierre Petroli
fr 150,000 -145,000

Tags: Jean-Pierre PetroliSiyu ShaVadim Markushevski