Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Allis Doubles Through Tabali

Action started with Keanu Tabali raising to 35,000 on the button. The small blind folded, and it was on Mike Allis in the big blind. He looked at his cards one at a time, saying "well that's a good one....that's a good one too". Allis thought for about two minutes, before grabbing the rest of his chips, and sliding them into the middle. He could only make it 110,000, leaving just 6,000 behind, and it was back to Tabali.

As soon as Allis moved the chips in, Tabali shot out of his chair. He was clearly pained by the decision, and spent about 3 minutes in the tank. He counted out the chips for the call, assessed the damage were he to lose, then slid them into the middle. He technically didn't announce raise, even though he put the 6,000 on top, so the money didn't officially go in until the flop.

Tabali: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Allis: {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

Tabali made a good call, as he was only a slight underdog on the coin flip, but the board ran dry for him, coming {6-Clubs}{j-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Allis collected the pot, upping his stack to 235,000, while Tabali plummets to under 90,000.

Mike Allis us 235,000 105,000
Keanu Tabali 86,000 -74,000

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