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

Smith Gets Karmazinas to Fold Top Pair

Dominykas Karmazinas raised under the gun to 4,000 and his neighbor, Elliot Smith, made the call. The flop came down {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Karmazinas check-called 2,500. The turn was the {K-Spades} and Karmazinas checked again. Smith threw in 4,000, and this was the sign for Karmazinas to throw in a raise to 15,000. Smith tanked for a bit before making the call.

The river was the {8-Diamonds} and Karmazinas checked. Smith wasn't done with the hand and counted down his stack, before betting 50,000. Smith had 40,000 left behind and Karmazinas was suspicious right away. The Lithuanian enquired how much Smith had left, and the Canadian pushed his chips forward without making a sound. Karmazinas seemed confused and just as it looked like he was going to call he turned over the {K-Hearts} and muck his hand. Smith didn't flinch as he raked in the pot.

Chip stacks
Dominykas Karmazinas lt 495,000 -23,000
Elliot Smith ca 133,000 23,000

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