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$1,100 Main Event

Berman Cracks Matakis' Kings

HillKerby • Level 6: 300-500, 500 ante
Brad Berman

Ian Matakis was under the gun and raised to 1,200. He was called by the cutoff as well as Scotter Clark, who was on the button. Brad Berman then three-bet all in for 15,500 from the small blind. When action was back on Matakis, he announced he was all in and both the cutoff and Clark got out the way.

Brad Berman: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Ian Matakis: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Upon seeing Matakis' hand, Berman remarked that he did not like his chances as he tabled his own. He liked his chances much better as the flop came {4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, giving him nine newly-found outs. One of those nine came on the turn {5-Diamonds} to score him the flush and the double as the river fell {9-Clubs} to finish the runout.

Matakis confirmed the amount and sent the chips to the dealer to pay off Berman, bringing him back to under starting stack after appearing to have chipped up a bit in the recent past.

Player Chips Progress
Brad Berman US
Brad Berman
US 34,400 -1,900
Scotter Clark us
Scotter Clark
us 33,500 11,300
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
us 15,200 -1,200

Tags: Brad BermanIan MatakisScotter Clark