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

Smith Cripples Kelly

Dominykas Karmazinas started off the action with a raise to 4,800 from the under the gun position. Elliot Smith called on the button and Kelly put in the extra chips from the big blinds.

The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and it got checked to Smith who bet 5,400. Kelly was next to act and he threw in a check-raise to 20,400. Karmazinas gave up his hand after which Smith made the call.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} and Kelly put out a bet of 36,000. Smith couldn’t decided wether he wanted to call, raise or fold and it took him well over three minutes, and a lot of sighing, before he made the call.

On the river the {5-Diamonds} hit and Kelly checked to Smith who pushed all-in for 71,900. Kelly made the call and mucked when Smith turned over {Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Kelly is knocked all the way down to just 32,000 while Smith is now firmly in second place behind the massive chip stack of Karmazinas.

Chip stacks
Elliot Smith ca 260,000 109,000
Dan Kelly us 32,000 -106,000

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