Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em

Behbehani and Palethorpe Clash Aces Against Queens

Salman Behbehani (Day 1b)

From middle position, Adam Palethorpe raised to 2,400. Action then folded to Salman Behbehani on the button. He three-bet to 5,900. The blinds folded before play moved back over to Palethorpe. He took some time and then four-bet, making it 12,200 to go. That didn't phase Behbehani, who slid out a five-bet. Originally, Behbehani had five-bet to less than what he could. Per the rules in France, Behbehani had to double the total amount in front of him and make it 24,400. The dealer explained this and he did just that, reraising to 24,400.

Palethorpe thought for a minute, got an estimated count on his opponent's remaining stack and then announced that he was all in. Behbehani snap-called and tabled the {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}. Palethorpe held the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}.

The flop, turn and river ran out {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{J-Spades}{5-Spades} to give Behbehani the pot. He was all in preflop for 54,800 and is now up to 113,000. Palethorpe was crushed back to 25,000 in chips.

ITo give you some information about Behbehani, he's part of another "November Nine," but it's not one associated with the World Series of Poker. Behbehani made the Partouche Poker Tour €8,500 Main Event final table back in September, but the final table won't be played out until November 12. Behbehani's sitting third in chips and Sam Trickett is the chip leader. Last year, Vanessa Selbst won the event. Other notables at the final table include Roger Hairabedian and Alexander Dovzhenko.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Salman Behbehani us
Salman Behbehani
us 113,000 82,500
Adam Palethorpe
Adam Palethorpe
25,000 -62,000

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