Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

No Miracle Comeback for Friedman

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Adam Friedman

Limit Hold'em

Adam Friedman raised from under the gun and Roman Yitzhaki three-bet on the button, Yuval Bronshtein called in the big blind and Friedman called. On the {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop, Bronshtein checked and Friedman bet to receive two callers.

The {6-Clubs} turn brought another check by Bronshtein and Friedman bet with 8,000 behind. Yitzhaki raised and Bronshtein made it three bets. Friedman was pained, then laughed, and needed some time to make a decision.

"Just throw your hand in the garbage bin right there," Eli Elezra joked. Friedman then folded and Yitzhaki called. The {10-Spades} river brought a bet of Bronshtein and a fold frm Yitzhaki.

"Show at least one," Friedman demanded from his table neighbour and Bronshtein replied "I show, no worries, don't want you to get a heart attack" before flipping over {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for the nuts.

"They will never hear the end of it if I come back from 8,000 chips and win this," Friedman said as he was forced all-in from the big blind in the next hand. Paul Volpe limped the button, Bronshtein folded {6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} in the small blind and Friedman kept his cards face down, which everyone agreed to.

Volpe's {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} were exposed and he flopped broadway on the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} board. "Let's see if I can at least chop this," Friedman said with a grin on the face, exposed {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and left with a "thank god I didn't see this."

Player Chips Progress
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 2,000,000
Roman Yitzhaki us
Roman Yitzhaki
us 1,200,000 -200,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 825,000 215,000
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us Busted

Tags: Adam FriedmanEli ElezraPaul VolpeRoman YitzhakiYuval Bronshtein