Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Cruz Crippled; Then Doubles


Artem Metalidi opened to 100,000 from the button and was called by Luis Rodriguez in the big blind.

The flop came {9-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Cruz check-called a 140,000 c-bet from Metalidi.

The turn brought a {4-Diamonds} and Cruz again check-called, this time a 240,000 bet from Metalidi.

The river fell the {2-Diamonds} and Cruz checked again. Not backing down, Metalidi led out for a hefty 500,000 bet. Cruz quickly called and Metalidi revealed a {Q-Spades}, causing Cruz to immediately muck his hand. Metalidi then showed his other card - the {6-Clubs}.

Down to his last 600,000 following the hand, Cruz went all in from the small blind the very next hand and was called by Metalidi in the big.

Cruz: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Metalidi: {8-}{8-}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Cruz doubled through Metalidi back to 1,200,000.

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Luis Rodriguez Cruz es
Luis Rodriguez Cruz
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