Main Event

Alafogiannis Cracks Aces


First in from the cutoff, Mark Drover raised to 60,000, and Byron Kaverman three-bet to 164,000 on the button. In the big blind, Nikolaos Alafogiannis called all in blind for his last 68,000, and the action was back on Drover. He began stacking out reraising chips, and his 415,000 coaxed a fold from Kaverman to put Alafogiannis heads up for his tournament life.

Drover: {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs}
Alafogiannis: {Q-Diamonds} {7-Spades}

Alafogiannis was unnerved by his opponent's hand, and his confidence would be rewarded. The board ran out {2-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {K-Spades}, and the flush gives Alafogiannis a huge chip boost. He's essentially quadrupled up, though he's still on the shortest stack in the room with 247,000 chips now.

Chip stacks
Nikolaos Alafogiannis 247,000 175,000

Tags: Nikolaos AlafogiannisByron KavermanMark Drover