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Stoenescu Doubles Through Ibañez in Controversial Circumstances


Andrei Stoenescu opened to 100,000 from the button and Ricardo Ibañez made it 275,000 from the big blind. The Romanian moved all in for almost 1.2 million and put the decision on the Spaniard for nearly 1/3 of the latter's stack.

This was where it got controversial, as Ibañez counted out the call and pushed the chips towards the, seemingly looking for a reaction from his opponent before he then pulled the chips back. Despite this, Ibañez then made the call for one of the biggest pots so far.

Ibañez: {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}
Stoenescu: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The board came {Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} as Stoenescu dodged several bullets to double back up. Ibañez was hence given a two hand penalty for his apparent gamesmanship.

Player Chips Progress
Ricardo Ibañez
Ricardo Ibañez
2,400,000 -1,200,000
Andrei Stoenescu ro
Andrei Stoenescu
ro 2,355,000 955,000

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