$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Semi-Shootout

Karmazinas Busts Alaei in Monster Pot

Daniel Alaei

We are only one orbit into todays play and Dominykas Karmazinas already won another massive pot to bust Daniel Alaei. The action started with a 3,200 raise from Karmazinas who was under the gun+1. Smith, in the cut-off, Alaei, on the button and both blinds (Tran and Tony G) made the call.

The flop was {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades} and it got checked to Smith who bet 6,500. Alaei decided to raise to 18,000 and both blinds folded quickly. Karmazinas cold-called after which Smith decided to give it up.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} and Karmazinas checked to Alaei who counted out a big bet and fired 47,000 into the pot. Karmazinas didn't flinch and made the call. On the river the {5-Hearts} hit and without hesitation Karmazinas moved all-in putting Alaei to the test. The American pro was far from happy and at first it didn't seem like he was going to call. Alaei had around 135,000 chips left behind, but all of a sudden he announced call. Karmazinas turned over {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Alaei stood up from the table. He whispered something into Tran's ear and quickly left the tournament area. We are down to five players and on the money bubble.

Chip stacks
Dominykas Karmazinas lt 502,000 208,500
Daniel Alaei us Ude

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