Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

Baumstein Gets There Against Mandavia

Scott Baumstein

Right after the final hand Ankush Mandavia said, "That ace-four call was horrible," as both players started discussing the hands. We ran over and wrote down the final hand which played out in the following manner.

Mandavia was down to his final five big blinds and got it in with {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} against {Q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and after flopping a set Mandavia got runner-runnered and Baumstein moved on.

"You just got here for this hand, but you missed the big pot," Mandavia said as we listened to Baumstein who laid out the first big pot the two played. In the first level Mandavia raised to 400 and Baumstein called from the big blind. The flop came down {A-}{7-}{9-} and Baumstein check-called 400. The turn was a {K-} and both players checked. The river was a {K-} and Baumstein checked once more. Mandavia moved all in for 7,800 and Baumstein looked him up with {A-}{5-}. This cost Mandavia his first lammer.

Mandavia went on to tell his the other big hand. Baumstein min-raised from the button to 1,600 and Mandavia moved all in for 18,000. Baumstein immediately corrected him saying it was 16,500 and after a good three minutes of bickering both players still couldn't agree on the bet size. Baumstein ended up making the call with {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Mandavia kept stating how bad this was. Mandavia had {A-}{10-} and the board ran out {Q-}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{x-} giving Baumstein a flush and a commanding chip lead. The final hand was described above and Baumstein moves on to the second round.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
us 60,000 30,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us Ausgeschieden

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