Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Merkow Makes Big Laydown

• Nível 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Mustapha Kanit

Mustapha Kanit raised it up to 20,000 preflop from early position and Gregg Merkow made the call in the big blind. The flop was dealt {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Merkow check-called Kanit's bet of 20,000. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Merkow check-raised to 180,000 after Kanit made it 55,000 to go. Kanit called and the river card was the {3-Diamonds}. Merkow led out for 125,000 and Kanit pushed all in for 541,000.

"I need a count," Merkow said, his arms in the air anticipating a tough decision. "This is going to take me a long time guys," he warned the table. "I don't know if I'm good enough to lay this down."

With most of the players out of their seats stretching their legs, Merkow finally made a decision about three minutes later. He showed {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a set as he folded.

"I'll show you one," Kanit said. He slid out the {k-Diamonds} and showed the table.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 1,164,000 255,000
Gregg Merkow us
Gregg Merkow
us 620,000 -128,000

Tags: Gregg MerkowMustapha Kanit