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Engel Gives and Takes With Liviu

Ari Engel

We picked up the start of this two-hand series as the dealer was spreading out a {5-Spades} {4-Spades} {7-Diamonds} 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 {5-Clubs} turn. The river brought the {8-Clubs} 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 {4-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} was plenty good enough to win the pot. Because it was an all-in, Engel was forced to table his {10-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} 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 {4-Spades} {5-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}, and Engel called the 35,000-chip continuation bet. That slowed Liviu down, and he checked both the turn {Q-Clubs} and river {8-Diamonds}. 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.

Chip stacks
Ignat Liviu ro 545,000 236,000
Ari Engel ca 535,000 -222,000

Tags: Ari EngelIgnat Liviu