$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Rebuys

Monster Pot for MonsterDong

We just witnessed a hand at this final table that will likely change the course of this tournament. It happened when action folded to Marvin Rettenmaier on the button and raised to 4,200. Jonathan Karamalikis was in the big blind and pushed back to the tune of 10,600. Rettenmaier thought for a moment and then four-bet to 22,900, and Karamalikis simply moved all in for 101,900 total. Rettenmaier looked a bit blithe and made the call, creating a pot of around 205,000!



Karamalikis was ahead and looking to dodge an ace and diamonds. He did that on the {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop, while the {Q-Hearts} turn knocked down Rettenmaier's outs to just an ace. Luckily for Karamalikis, the {J-Spades} appeared on the river and he survived to double into the big chip leader; meanwhile, Rettenmaier, who began the day as chip leader, was reduced to the short stack.

Chip stacks
Jonathan Karamalikis au 205,000 87,800
Marvin Rettenmaier de 22,800 -96,000

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