€4,900 Main Event

Lindop Eliminated; Johnson Somehow Escapes in Monster Pot

• Nível 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Mitch Johnson

We happened upon the action with around 200,000 in the pot and a board reading {8-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}. Alex Lindop had bet 67,000 — leaving himself 120,000 or so back — and Dinesh Alt raised all in for roughly 200,000 from the hijack.

Mitch Johnson was in the cutoff and thought a long time before releasing his hand.

"If I hadn't played with you yesterday I would definitely fold," Lindop told Alt. The man from the UK then thought for a solid minute before calling off.

"Nuts," Alt said and tabled the {8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}. Lindop shook his head up and down and showed the {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}. Some other players at the table commented that it was a tough spot to get away from, but then Johnson said that he had folded aces.

No one believed him, so he reached over and turned over his discards — {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}.

"Wow," Shyam Srinivasan said, "Just wow." His sentiments were echoed by several other players at the table.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dinesh Alt ch
Dinesh Alt
ch 600,000 390,000
Mitch Johnson gb
Mitch Johnson
gb 240,000 -75,000
Alex Lindop gb
Alex Lindop
gb Eliminado

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