Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Lehavot Building, Palevic Breaking Down

One hand ago, Rifat Palevic raised to 20,000 to open the pot from early position, and Alexander Dovzhenko shoved all in for 212,000. Palevic started a little soak in the tank, and he's been taking a long while to make decisions as the night has progressed. On the other end of the table, Dermot Blain and Erik Seidel had been noticing that, and they started to quietly talk about that while Palevic was in the hand. He took offense.

With his voice growing a bit loud, Palevic furrowed his brow and said, "I can't play as fast as you. I am not internet player." After another couple seconds, he said, "Fine!" and slapped his {7-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} down on the felt. He gave Seidel and Blain a lecture for a minute, ending it with, "Please don't distract me while I am thinking!" He folded, and the next pot would not go well for him, either.

It was Amir Lehavot opening to 18,000 under the gun, and Palevic flatted to see the flop. Heads up, it came {6-Hearts} {2-Spades} {5-Clubs}, and Palevic check-called a bet of 25,000. On the {K-Diamonds} turn, Lehavot fired another 50,000, but Palevic check-raised to 146,000 this time. The call came, and Palevic fired another 125,000 after the {A-Hearts} turn. Lehavot paused to study, and he may have caught a read. Palevic hunched over and checked his cards a couple more times, let out a big sigh, and started fiddling around with his chips. A few seconds later, Lehavot stacked together his red T25,000 chips and slid out a big covering raise to put Palevic to the decision for all his chips. He still had about 320,000 left, and he tanked some more before fold-showing the {A-Spades}.

Chips Count
Amir Lehavot il 1,505,000 325,000
Rifat Palevic se 320,000 -270,000

Tags: Rifat PalevicAmir Lehavot