Hand #187: Malec limped with on the button and Reichensterin checked with . The flop of had something for both players, and Reichenstein bet 800,000 into the 1.4 million pot. Malec, unconcerned, raised to 3 million, and Reichenstein called.
The on the turn was the absolute belly buster of all time. Reichenstein turned a straight, but Malec had the flush! It was an incredible card, and Malec danced from foot to foot in front of his opponent.
Sebastian Malec bet 5 million and Reichenstein, with his straight, called. The river of saw Malec move all in within seconds. All he needed was the call and he would be the champion.
"I think I got you covered, right? You never have a strong hand. Just fold and I can go to the bathroom."
Malec was marching around, saying he wanted to go to the toilet...but he already had the flush!
Reichenstein was trying to process the decision. Malec walked to the rail and sat watching Reichenstein ponder the call. Amazingly, as the crowd couldn't quite believe their eyes, a member of the audience took a selfie with Malec...and it was at that moment that Reichenstein called!
Right at that moment, Sebastian Malec had won the EPT Main Event and Reichenstein, having turned the straight, made an agonising call to lose the tournament. In doing so, he gave the trophy to Poland's Sebastian Malec.
Just before his rail embraced him, Uri Reichenstein shook his opponent's hand and the two men exchanged a truly touching moment, smiling at each other as the tension was broken. Reichenstein walked disconsolately away to his rail, while Sebastian Malec was surrounded, engulfed by his friends as his emotions took the better of him.
What an incredible way to win any tournament and maybe the ultimate way to win the EPT Barcelona Main Event!