After a raise from the hijack seat to 2,500, Joe Bartholdi reraised to 7,000 on the button. Abdulaziz Almashal called from the big blind, then action went back over to the hijack seat. He four-bet and made it 22,500 to go. Bartholdi fired back with a reraise to 47,500, and Almashal folded. The hijack seat also folded, and Bartholdi won the pot.
Bartholdi is most famous for winning the World Poker Tour World Championship in 2006 for $3,760,165. In that event, Bartholdi beat out a field of 605 players to take the title. In total, he has over $4.25 million in live tournament earnings, including nine World Series of Poker cashes. His best WSOP finish came in 2005 when he took fifth place in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event for $71,445. Bartholdi's most recent WSOP result was from 2011 when he took 111th place for $4,998 in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em — Shootout.