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

Hand 176: Mutke Doubles Through Polychronopoulos

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Manuel Mutke Has Doubled Through Athanasios Polychronopoulos to Take the Chip Lead

Hand #176: Mutke raised his button to 160,000, and Polychronopoulos reraised to 390,000, staring his opponent down and casually showing off his chip tricks while Mutke contemplated. Eventually, Mutke moved all-in for 2.165 million, and Polychronopoulos snap-called with the {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, standing and striding towards his supporters on the rail.

Mutke's {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs} was in bad shape, but he had live cards and lots of possibilities. On the {7-}{6-}{2-} flop, Mutke found a pair and took the lead in the hand, but the {10-} on the turn gave Polychronopoulos additional outs to the gutshot straight.

River: {2-}.

With that, Mutke scored a huge double up to survive, taking a chunk out of Polychronopoulos' stack while putting himself in contention for a WSOP gold bracelet.