2013 World Series of Poker

Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Zilele: 2
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

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Mâna câştigătoare
Event Info
Fond de premiere
Informaţii Nivel
50,000 / 100,000

Polychronopoulos Prevails Over Chronological Peril

Nivel 17 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

Athanasios Polychronopoulos is known on the circuit for his long last name, as well as for his WSOP bracelet win in a 2011 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, and tonight he is moving closer to a second win here at poker's premier series.

After Polychronopoulos limped in, a player in the hijack raised the action to 29,500, and the young pro decided on a three-bet to 75,500. This move must have rattled is young opponent, because he had trouble counting out the appropriate chips for a call, first placing an insufficient amount in the pot, then throwing to many orange T5000 tournament chips towards the dealer.

Nonetheless, the call was made and the two players took a flop of {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Hearts}. That's when the hand appeared to enter some sort of time warp, because although the action was checked through the turn ({7-Diamonds}), more than seven minutes passed while both players stared at each other, the board, their stacks, and perhaps even Amnon Filippi's spiffy iPad stand across the table.

When the {10-Hearts} finally arrived on the river, another long pause preceded Polychronopoulos' next move, which happened to be an all-in shove. This time, his opponent didn't need any time to think things through, and his cards went sailing towards the muck.