€5,300 Main Event

Malec Takes The Chiplead With Quad Fours

KaleGozer • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Sebastian Malec

Hand #133: Sebastian Malec raised to 900,000 with {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Reichenstein picked up a big hand with {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}. He three-bet to 2,000,000, and Malec snap-folded.

Hand #134: Reichenstein picked up another monster, {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}, and raised to 1,000,000. Malec defended with {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and got a piece of the {J-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop, and he check-called a 900,000 bet from Reichenstein.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and both players checked. The {2-Spades} river missed Reichenstein's outs, and both went to showdown. Malec's pair of tens took down the pot.

Hand #135; Malec limped the button with {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Reichenstein put in a big raise, making it 1,400,000 with the optional {Q-Spades}{6-Clubs}, and Malec called. The call paid off, as Malec flopped a set on {A-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop to take a commanding lead in the hand. Reichenstein continued with 1,400,000, Malec slowplayed his monster and just called.

The {10-Spades} turn left Reichenstein drawing dead, but the German kept fighting for the pot. He fired a hefty bet of 3,300,000. The trap still wasn't sprung by Malec, as he once again smooth-called in position.

The {4-Diamonds} only made things spicier, as Malec improved to quad fours! The pot already had grown to 12,300,000 and Reichenstein was in a world of trouble. He bet 6,200,000, chips he wouldn't be seeing again soon.

It was time for Malec to come out of the woodworks, but not before a little Hollywooding, After two minutes, Malec delivered the bad news and shoved for 17,900,000, leaving Reichenstein no option but to fold immediately. For the first time since the two started the heads-up match, Malec grabbed the chiplead.

Player Chips Progress
Sebastian Malec pl
Sebastian Malec
pl 36,400,000 15,150,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 17,050,000 -14,850,000