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The Fall and Rise of Vitalijs Zavorotnijs


Vitalijs Zavorotnijs had three-bet Fahredin Mustafov's initial open of 17,000 to 39,000 before Florian Schleps moved all in for 297,500 from the blinds. Mustafov folded but Zavorotnijs tanked and then made the call - he did not like what he saw.

Zavorotnijs: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Schleps: {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

"I folded eights," said Mustafov as the board came {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{A-Hearts} shipping the 600,000 plus pot to Schleps.

Zavorotnijs was left with just 14,000 and it soon went in, he managed to treble up with with {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds} on a {J-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}{Q-Spades}{J-Spades} board that was checked down between David Elyashar and Mustafov. The Latvian then pushed on Team PokerStars Pro Toni Judet's big blind and took another pot before doubling up once more with {A-Spades}{9-Spades} against Mustafov's {A-Hearts}{3-Spades}. He's back over the 100k mark, comeback time?

Player Chips Progress
Florian Schleps
Florian Schleps
600,000 362,500
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 250,000 -70,000
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs lv
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs
lv 115,000 -185,500

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