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

Blumenthal Snaps Off Metalidi

Artem Metalidi opened for 25,000 from under-the-gun and was three-bet by Eddie Blumenthal to 58,000 from the cutoff. The blinds got out of the way and Metalidi made the call to see a flop, which came {J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Spades}.

Metalidi checked, prompting a 68,000 c-bet from Blumenthal, which Metalidi called.

The turn brought a {8-Spades}, leaving three spades on board and both players checked.

When a {Q-Hearts} landed on the river, however, Blumenthal took the initiative and led out for a hefty 183,000. Blumenthal took a deep breath and announced, "Call."

Metalidi flipped over {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} - a stone bluff. Blumenthal revealed {A-Clubs}{A-Spades} for two-pair and scooped the pot.

Artem Metalidi ua 1,700,000 -240,000
Eddie Blumenthal us 1,000,000 150,000

Tagit: Artem MetalidiEddie Blumenthal