Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em

Bonyadi Busts Two and Wins Big Pot

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Farzad Bonyadi (Event #1)

One player moved all in for 1,400 from middle position and Farzad Bonyadi called from the hijack seat. Play then folded to the player in the small blind and he reraised all in for 16,800. Action moved back to Bonyadi and he began to tank.

Bonyadi was in the tank for about two full minutes as the clock wound down on the level. Many of the players in the room started heading out the door to get an early start to dinner. That's when the first all-in player called the clock on Bonyadi. Bonyadi questioned why he would do such a thing as it's a very big decison for a lot of chips.

"What now?" responded the player.

Bonyadi really didn't know how to respond to that. "What now???" he repeated in even more of a questioning tone.

The dealer called the floor and explained the situation. The floor ruled that he would take note of the lengthy decision, but wouldn't put the clock on Bonyadi because the level was ending and dinner break was upon the players so this decision wouldn't be affecting the blinds. Bonyadi thanked the floor and went back to thinking.

About a minute or so later, Bonyadi made the call holding the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}. The first all-in player, the shortest of the three, held the {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The player in the small blind held the best of it with the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

The flop came down {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts} and the queens held so far. The turn {10-Diamonds} gave Bonyadi the lead in the hand and he held from there as the river landed with the {4-Clubs}. The players with the queens slammed his chair, said a few choice words about the situation and then headed out the door. Bonyadi pulled in the pot, quickly stacked his chips and then headed to dinner as the big chip leader here on Day 1a.

Chips Count
Farzad Bonyadi us 47,000 16,000

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