Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix

Sternberg Thinks He's Out, All-In Rule Saves Him

Jan_Kores • Level 27: 15,000-25,000, 0 ante

Big O

Ivo Donev limped from the small blind and Alan Sternberg checked in the big.

The {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop saw Donev check and Sternberg potted for 50,000. Donev called.

They continued to the {3-Clubs} turn where Donev checked, Sternberg potted for 150,000, and Donev called.

The river fell {q-Spades} and Donev put Sternberg at risk. Sternberg called for his remaining chips.

Donev turned up {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Sternberg stood up, thinking he was scooped. He wanted to muck his hand, but the dealer rolled it over to comply with the all-in showdown rule. It became apparent that Sternberg had {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, finishing with two pair for a better high.

Sternberg took his seat again and thanked the dealer who saved his tournament life.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Ivo Donev at
Ivo Donev
at 400,000 -90,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 250,000

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