€5,300 Main Event

Grafton Gets a Big One

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Sam Grafton

Sam Grafton opened to 65,000 in early position and was only called by Norbert Berent in the big blind. The flop of {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades} saw Grafton checked to and he c-bet 85,000. Again, Berent called. The turn of {8-Spades} saw Berent switch it up, betting 185,000, which Grafton called.

On the river of {2-Hearts} , Berent led for 240,000, and sent Sam Grafton into the tank. There he stayed for a time until he flicked a green chip into the middle, making the call and getting good news. Berent could only show {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Grafton quickly flipped over {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} to take the pot, overtaking Berent and climbign the leaderboard again.

"No words for the cameras," quips Sam, as the lenses zoom in on his happy face. "I can't reveal the secrets."

Once the cameras have departed, however, he jovially engages a morose Berent.

"Why are you making it so difficult for me? I wake up so full of energy, ready for the day and tough river calls. I'm exhausted, its not easy."

True words, but Grafton has 1.58m and that represents one of his highest points of the day, chip-wise.

Sam Grafton gb 1,580,000 600,000
Norbert Berent PL 1,350,000 -550,000

Tags: Norbert BerentSam Grafton