Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship


[user66118] • Level 11: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

There's a bit of a problem in the Billirakis/Marafioti match right now.

Billirakis ran through his first 200,000 chips, and he cashed in both of his lammers to add on the other 400,000 chips. Matt Marafioti elected to do the same thing, and now both men are out of second (and third) chances. A problem, though. The two men proceeded to play one hand following the add-on, and Billirakis suddenly noticed he had just 300,000 chips in front of him. The floor was called, and neither of the two men could settle on a solution.

Two members of the floor staff, including Steve Frezer had a quick meeting about the situation, and Billirakis eventually stepped in to offer his side of the story. We didn't want to get unnaturally close to the conversation, but we could see Billirakis gesuring and shrugging with both palms up in confusion.

During this encounter, Matt Marafioti has been sitting quietly by himself for the most part. We heard him say something about the issue not being his fault, but it's most certainly going to be sorted out before they continue.

It looks like Frezer is over there counting the stacks right now, and he's already told Billirakis he'll check the tapes. Their match has been paused, and they'll be on a separate time clock once the issue is sorted.

Tags: Steve BillirakisMatt Marafioti