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Mattern Moves Up

Arnaud Mattern on Day 1b

Miguel Borrero limped into the pot from early position, and Arnaud Mattern raised to 7,200 from the small blind. Borrero called, and they took a heads-up flop.

The dealer fanned out {3-Spades} {9-Spades} {7-Diamonds}, and Borrero tried to check. But Mattern was first to act, and he led out with another 8,000 chips. Borrero instantly shoved in for about 55,000 total, and Mattern double-checked the amount before making a pretty quick call.

Mattern: {K-Spades} {9-Hearts}
Borrero: {A-Spades} {5-Spades}

Borrero was working with a flush draw, but he found an out of a different sort on the turn. The {A-Diamonds} dropped off, and Borrero let out a, "Yes!" and a fist pump.

"It's not over yet," Mattern said quietly.

River: {K-Diamonds}

"Ohhh!" both players said in unison. "That's nice," Borrero continued smiling. "That's what I get. that's what I get for cheering." With that, he wished his table luck and headed for the door while Mattern stacked up his chips to move close to 190,000.

Chip stacks
Arnaud Mattern fr 188,000 53,000
Miguel Borrero Ude

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