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Hand #42: Reichenstein Takes A Huge Chunk From Owen

KaleGozer • Level 33: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante
Adam Owen

Hand #42: Sebastian Malec limped in for 250,000 under the gun with {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Uri Reichenstein raised to 800,000 on the button holding {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}. Adam Owen called out of the big blind with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, and Malec called as well.

The {Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop brought something for everyone to work with. Owen checked, Malec checked, and Reichenstein bet 1,500,000. Owen check-raised to 3,100,000, getting Malec to fold his second pair. Reichenstein smooth-called in position.

The turn was the {8-Spades}, which would have improved Malec's hand to two pair. Owen checked to Reichenstein, and the German shoved all in. It was a bet of 9,375,000 total, slightly bigger than the pot of 8,525,000.

The shove was for 75% of Owen's remaining stack, which sent the Brit deep in the tank. It took him nearly six minutes before he called, creating the biggest pot of the tournament so far.

Owen got the bad news when the cards went open, drawing to the two remaining queens to survive. Although the final table had it's fair share of bad beats, this time the best hand stayed ahead when the {A-Hearts} hit the river.

Reichenstein catapulted to a monster chiplead. Owen took a big hit to his stack and remained behind with just 12 big blinds.

Tags: Adam OwenUri Reichenstein