Main Event

The Two Chip Leaders Clash With Two Big Pairs

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 10,000 ante

Sergio Castelluccio raised to 240,000, on the button, holding {7-Spades} {7-Diamonds} and Mohsin Charania three-bet, from the small blind, holding {K-Clubs} {K-Hearts}. Two huge hands for the two chip leaders and Castelluccio is the man with all of the decisions. He asked Charania for a count and the reply was 5.2 million and he made the call.

Flop: {4-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {3-Hearts}

A terrible flop for Castelluccio (considering his hand). Charania made a quick 420,000 c-bet and Castelluccio went through his options. One of them was call and that is exactly what he did.

Turn: {9-Hearts}

The board remained in fantastic shape for Charania and he bet 720,000; Castelluccio called.

River: {6-Hearts}

Another low card, and Charania fired a third barrel of 1,380,000. Castelluccio hated it and his body posture crumpled into an awful pose. His hand instinctively went to his head as he wondered, "how the hell did I get into this situation?" His eyes blinked feverishly and he turned to see if he could get any inkle of a tell from Charania who was just staring straight ahead; his hood covering the Castelluccio side of his face.

He exhaled a huge puff of air, shook his head slightly and made the crying call. Charania looked up at the clock and then dragged in his chip leading chips.

Tags: Sergio CastelluccioMohsin CharaniaLucille CaillyBernard Guigon