€5,300 Main Event

Baron Leading a Charmed Life

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Alexandru Baron

Alexandru Baron 3-bet from the hijack to 250,000 after Anthony Chimkovitch had made it 80,000 to play. Chimkovitch wasn't scared by the bet and made it 480,000 to see a flop. Baron shoved all-in for 825,000 and Chimkovitch made the quickest call in history.

Chimkovitch: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Baron: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The flop of {4-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{10-Spades} led to gasps around the watching rail and a smile from Baron. The turn of {Q-Diamonds} opened up outs for the re-suckout for Chimkovitch, but the {6-Hearts} river saw Baron double-through Chimkovitch in the final had before the break. Chimkovitch dwindles right down to 603,000 while Baron, who was so nearly out of the door has three times his opponent's stack.

Alexandru Baron ca 1,760,000 810,000
Anthony Chimkovitch be 603,000 -997,000

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