€5,300 Main Event

Al Fakih Put to The Test

• Nível 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Portuguese PokerStars qualifier Rui Sousa opened for 700, got a call from Vishal Pundjabi, Sal Al Fakih in the small blind, and big blind Laurynas Levinskas. The four players saw a flop of {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and it was checked to the original raiser, Sousa, who continued for a near pot-sized 2,900. Only Al Fakih made the call and they saw a turn card of {k-Clubs}. Al Fakih once more checked and Sousa showed little fear in continuing for 4,225. Al Fakih flicked out two blue chips for a raise to 10,000, but Sousa barely hesitated before announcing all in for around 50,000 more.

This certainly gave Al Fakih pause for thought, and pause he did for several minutes as he ran some beads through his fingers and tried to figure out what to do. Eventually he showed the {a-Clubs} and mucked his hand.

Tags: Laurynas LevinskasRui SousaSal Al Fakih