€5,300 Main Event

Michael Howard Doubles Through Kestutis Gecevicius

KaleGozer • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Michael Howard raised to 18,000 under the gun. In the next seat, Thomas de Rooij three-bet to 56,000. It got folded around to Kestutis Gecevicius in the big blind, who cut out a four-bet to 115,000.

Howard, unfazed by all the previous aggression, five-bet shoved all in for 240,000. De Rooij took quite a while before folding, Gecevicius, who had just 125,000 more to call, sighed before committing the extra chips.

Michael Howard: {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}
Kestutis Gecevicius: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}

The flop brought some tension with {6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} as Gecevicius picked up a flush draw, but the hearts stayed in the deck on the {10-Clubs} turn and {2-Clubs} river to give the Irishman a much needed double-up.

Thomas De Rooij nl 940,000 215,000
Michael Howard gb 550,000 429,500
Kestutis Gecevicius LT 250,000 -310,000

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