Main Event

A Two (!) Round Penalty

Webjoker • Nivel 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Nikolay Vershinin

There was a whole lot of chatter on table one, and you could see that the floor had a tough decision (again). Again it was Nikolay Vershinin involved.

According to our colleague, Mario Perez opened to 10,000 from early position. Action folded to Abbas Morady in the hijack. Before Morady had made his decision, Vershinin had already shouted "All in!"

Vershinin wasn't doing this intentional, so much was clear from his demeanor, but that didn't change the situation. This wasn't the first time, according to the floor it had happened at least twice before this tournament that Vershinin had acted out of turn. The floor explained his ruling in fluent English and French, and in some broken Russian as well.

The floor ruled that if Morady would raise, Vershinin would be able to either fold, call or raise (all in perhaps) - whatever he wanted. Whatever happened though, he would have to pay 10,000 for Perez's raise.

However, if Morady would make the call or fold, the all in would stay and Vershinin had to commit all of his chips. This gave Morady the ultimate move if he had a really big hand, but in the end he decided to fold and leave the pot to Vershinin and Perez to decide.

Vershinin: {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Perez: {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}

Vershinin would get lucky with {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{Q-Spades}, and so eliminated Perez who was covered by a mere 2,000. He did receive the two-round penalty though, so we won't see him anytime soon.

Jucător Fise Progres
Nikolay Vershinin RU
Nikolay Vershinin
RU 270,000 106,000
Mario Perez fr
Mario Perez
fr Eliminat

Taguri: Nikolay VershininMario PerezAbbas Morady