2012 World Series of Poker

Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Days: 3

Matros Takes Massive Pot and Chip Lead

Matt Matros had taken a handful of small pots to draw virtually even with Mark Radoja, and he has just won the biggest pot of the tournament to change the tide in this heads up duel.

Action started with Radoja making the standard button min-raise, and Matros called. The dealer fanned out a flop of {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, and Matros check called a 100,000 bet. The turn brought the {5-Spades}, and Matros checked again. Radoja bet 250,000, and Matros went into the tank. He eventually announced raise, and put in a bet of 625,000 total. Radoja took only about 15 seconds to slide in the call, and the river was the {7-Clubs}, Matros announced a bet of 725,000, and slid it into the middle. This sent Radoja deep into the tank.

After about 30 seconds, Radoja started talking to himself. "What do you have?" he asked in a very confused tone. He then tanked for about another minute, before picking his cards up like he was going to fold. He put them back down, then counted out the calling chips. Another 30 seconds went by, and he picked his cards up again, as though his hand wanted to fold them, but his brain wouldn't let him. Finally, after almost five minutes in the tank, Radoja called.

Matros tabled {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for two pair, and Radoja mucked his hand. This pot propelled Matros to 5.1 million, and he's taken the chip lead for the first time since we started heads up play.

Player Chips Progress
Matthew Matros us
Matthew Matros
5,100,000 2,300,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
2,100,000 -2,300,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Matt MatrosMark Radoja