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Hand #108: Ofir Mor Wins a Huge Pot Against Kia Mohajeri to Take the Chip Lead
Level 38: 175,000-350,000, 50,000 ante
Ofir Mor raises from the button to 850,000, and Kia Mohajeri calls from the big blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of AQ410, Mohajeri checks, Mor bets 600,000, and Mohajeri check-raises to 1,600,000. Mor calls.
The river card is the 9, Mohajeri bets 3,000,000, and Mor goes into the tank. After a minute or so, Pilgrim (not involved in this pot) leaves the table to talk to a friend on the rail. The room is fairly silent, and Mohajeri and Mor simply stare at each other.
Pilgrim walks across to the other side of the stage, where his friends and supporters are sitting, and he walks through the stands, shaking hands and saying hello to everyone like he's a politician running for office. When we say everyone, we mean everyone. Pilgrim individually fist pumps, hugs, or shakes hands with every person in the 40-seat section. He's thanking them for their support. Back on the table, nothing has happened for more than four minutes.
Pilgrim fist-bumps the two Royal Flush Girls near the entrance as he walks by, and then Pilgrim goes into the next section of the stands to say hello to those people.
After nearly five minutes in the tank, Ofir Mor calls, and Mohajeri shows 33 for a pair of threes. Mor shows A8 to win the pot with a pair of aces, and it's a big one -- worth more than 11,000,000 in chips.
Ofir Mor just went from short stack to chipleader.
Pot Size: 11,225,000
Seat 1. Kia Mohajeri - 5,875,000
Seat 3. Ofir Mor - 13,975,000
Seat 5. Dwyte Pilgrim - 11,525,000
09:26 PM, 09/23/10