We picked up the start of this two-hand series as the dealer was spreading out a flop. Ignat Liviu led out with 22,000, and Ari Engel raised to 57,500. Liviu called the raise, and he check-called another 77,000 after the turn. The river brought the and one more check from Liviu, and Engel wasn't slowing down now. He bet what looked like 115,500, but Liviu check-raised all in for 162,000 total. Engel had no choice but to call, and Liviu's was plenty good enough to win the pot. Because it was an all-in, Engel was forced to table his before spinning them into the muck.
Engel - 445,000
Liviu - 620,000
On the next hand, Engel opened to 12,000 from the cutoff, and Liviu three-bet to 40,000 from the small blind. Engel flatted, and off they went heads-up again. The flop came , and Engel called the 35,000-chip continuation bet. That slowed Liviu down, and he checked both the turn and river . Engel checked it back on the turn, but he decided a bet of 75,000 was in order after the river. Liviu tanked and folded.