Main Event

Tolga Demirel Eliminated in 17th Place ($13,420)

Tolga Demirel

Victor Paraschiv opened to 21,000 from UTG before Walid Bou Habib made it 46,000 in middle position. Tolga Demirel cold-called from the big blind and Paraschiv tanked before electing to let his hand go.

The flop was {3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Demirel check-called a bet of 38,000 from Habib to see the {A-Spades} on the turn. Demirel thought for two minutes before leading out for 96,000 and Habib instantly moved all in. Demirel thought again for about 30 seconds before making the call.

Demirel: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Habib: {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Habib's cheeky three-bet had paid big divdends, especially when the {4-Hearts} came on the river and Demirel was eliminated. Habib is a big chip leader now.

Player Chips Progress
Walid Bou Habib lb
Walid Bou Habib
lb 1,631,000 451,000
Tolga Demirel
Tolga Demirel

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