Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Silver Beating Up on Sammartino

The title says enough, and we just watched two pots that prove it.

In the first, Dario Sammartino limped in from the small blind, and Max Silver checked for a free flop. It came {3-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}, and Silver called a bet of 17,000. Sammartino checked to him on the {A-Spades} turn, then called 30,000 to see the {K-Spades} river. Silver bet 111,000, and Sammartino paid him off.

The Brit showed up {7-Hearts} {3-Spades}, and his big blind special took the first chunk out of Sammartino's stack. The second would come just a few hands later.

We picked up the {10-Spades} {K-Spades} {5-Clubs} flop as Sammartino was betting 40,000 from his position under the gun. Patrik Antonius would check-fold, but Silver flatted to see the turn card. It was the {7-Clubs}, and Sammartino slowly tapped the table. Silver too his cue to make a bet of 88,000, but Sammartino wanted to play for more. He check-raised to 239,000 with two towering stacks of chips, and Silver didn't waste too much time making the call. On the {3-Spades} river, both players were content to check it down.

Silver waited until Sammartino showed his airball {Q-Hearts} {J-Hearts}, then showed his {K-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} to take the pot. He's really turning the screws now, working his stack to the front at the expense of the former chip leader.

Chips Count
Max Silver gb 2,290,000 590,000
Dario Sammartino it 1,255,000 -605,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoMax SilverPatrik Antonius