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Potijk Puts Huge Pressure On Martinez

Team PokerStars Pro Max Martinez could have possibly bubbled this event with what just happened.

Martinez raised from early position to 8,000 and Geert-Jan Potijk three-bet from middle position to 20,500. Action folded back to Martinez and he made the call.

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Martinez check-called a bet of 26,000 from Potijk before the {K-Diamonds} paired the board on the turn. Martinez checked again and Potijk fired 56,000. Martinez made the call.

The river card was the {2-Clubs} and Martinez checked with approximately 355,000 behind. Potijk bet all in and had Martinez covered, creating a massive pot. Martinez tanked and tanked. Eventually, he mucked his hand, but looked very pained to do so. Potijk scooped the pot and moved to 670,000 in chips without showing his hand.

On the next hand, Martinez raised from under the gun to 8,000 and was called by the player in the big blind. The flop came down {J-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and the big blind checked. Martinez bet 9,500 and folded to his opponent's check-raise to 25,000.

Chip stacks
Geert-Jan Potijk nl 670,000 130,000
Max Martinez it 340,000 -86,000

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