Main Event

Engel Under One Million; Boyaciyan with 40% of Chips

From the under-the-gun-plus-one spot, Ari Engel raised to 120,000. Play folded over to David Boyaciyan and he flat-called. Everyone else folded and play went heads up to the flop with Boyaciyan in position.

After the dealer burned and spread the {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop, Engel checked. Boyaciyan opted to check behind and for now the pot stayed at 365,000.

The {5-Hearts} came in on the turn and Engel passed the action over to his opponent once more. Boyaciyan wasn't going to give another free card and fired 210,000. A few seconds went by and then Engel called.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Engel checked. Boyaciyan reached for chips and tossed out five of the black T100,000 variety. Engel went into the tank. After a couple minutes, he began to chuckle while staring at Boyaciyan, who took a sip of his water. Engel then dug for some information, "What's the story my friend? You bluffing me?"

Boyaciyan didn't respond and Engel studied some more. He counted out 500,000 from his stack, but looked held back about wanting to put it in. Eventually, he made the call.

Boyaciyan tabled the {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for the wheel. Engel couldn't beat or tie it and mucked his hand, slipping back under one million. Boyaciyan is now soaring with over 40% of the chips in play.

Chip stacks
David Boyaciyan nl 8,830,000 965,000
Ari Engel ca 900,000 -750,000

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