€5,300 Main Event

A Top Secret River Battle Between Boeree and Kagawa

[user20283] • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Liv Boeree

We just saw a board showing {J-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and with around 28,000 in the middle Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree bet 16,000 from the small blind.

Boeree awaited Rintaro Kagawa's decision - who was seated to her direct right - and ultimately de Japanese player moved all in.

Immediately Boeree let out a deep sigh, and she shook her head being faced with a decision for her tournament life.

"You hit the three?" Boeree asked.

"My English no good," Kagawa said.

"Did you hit this card?" Boeree pointed at the river.

"It's a secret," Kagawa responded, as he crossed his fingers in front of his mouth.

Boeree and the other players at the table were amused by Kagawa's colorfull explanation, but the former EPT San Remo winner stayed in the tank.

About 20 seconds later Boeree asked Kagawa, "You have a good hand?"

Once again Kagawa said, "My English no good."

"You want me to go home?" Boeree joked at Kagawa.

"Top secret" Kagawa then said, as he once again crossed his fingers in front of his mouth, and the table cracked up again.

Boeree ultimately folded, leaving herself with 27,000 chips, and Kagawa mucked his cards.

"Show please?" Boeree pleaded, "Please show one?"

"Top secret!" Kagawa said again as he pushed his cards into the, and his chances of completing his mission of winning this event just became a little better.

Rintaro Kagawa jp 160,000 15,000
Liv Boeree gb 27,000 -25,000

Tags: Liv BoereeRintaro Kagawa