Main Event

Karakikov Bubbles Out

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Pavlin Karakikov misread his opponent on the bubble.

With the tournament playing hand-for-hand, Pavlin Karakikov bet 15,000 after a {2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop, and Allen Lanier made the call from the button. A {6-Hearts} arrived on the turn, and Karakikov checked. Lanier pushed all in, covering his opponent's roughly 100,000 stack. After tanking for about two minutes, Karakikov decided to go with his hand.

Karakikov: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Lanier: {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Unfortunately for the Day 1a chip leader, Lanier had him dead to two outs. The river brought a brick: {q-Clubs}, and Karakikov graciously wished his former tablemates good luck.

Players are now on a 10-minute break after a redraw.

Player Chips Progress
Allen Lanier
Allen Lanier
520,000 435,600
Pavlin Karakikov us
Pavlin Karakikov
us Busted

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