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

Hands 177-181: Chopped and Screwed

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #177: With his boisterous cheering section imploring him to put the hammer down, Polychronopoulos raised his button to 225,000, but Carlton moved all-in from the small blind to force him off the hand.

Hand #178: Mutke raised from the small blind and added to his chip lead.

Hand #179: Mutke opened on the button, making it 200,000 to go, and Polychronopoulos immediately moved all-in over the top for 2.555 million. Carlton had a decision on his hands, and he went through the scenarios while slowly counting his stack, and that of his opponent. After a few looks across the table were exchanged, Carlton uncapped his cards and slid them to the dealer.

Hand #180: Polychronopoulos raised his button to 225,000, and Carlton returned the favor from the last hand, shipping over the top for 2.345 million. Mutke then moved all-in as well, forcing Polychronopoulos to fold and bringing Mutke and Polychronopoulos to a showdown. Both players held {A-}{Q-}, however, and the pot was chopped up after a clean runout produced no flushes.

Hand #181: Polychronopoulos received a walk in the big blind.