Big Stacks Do Battle; Karakousis Takes the Chip Lead
Nível 25 : 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Georgios Karakousis opened to 60,000 from under the gun, Ludovic Geilich called on the button, and Martin Kozlov defended his big blind. The flop fell , Kozlov checked, Karakousis checked, and Geilich took the opportunity to bet 98,000. Only Karakousis called.
The turn was the , Karakousis check-called another 236,000 from Geilich, and a fourth diamond - the - completed the board. Karakousis checked, Geilich immediately fired 498,000, and Karakousis check-raised all in.
Geilich jumped back in his seat, mulled the decision over for no more than 20 seconds, then folded.
"I had the king of diamonds," Geilich sighed.