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Great Call by Baumstein
Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
To become a World Poker Tour Champion you have to be prepared to trust your reads, put your money where your mouth is and make some great calls. Scott Baumstein has done just that.
Tony Blanchandin raises to 35,000 from under the gun and Scott Baumstein (small blind) and Adrien Allain (big blind) make the call. The flop comes down Q32 and all three players check. Baumstein leads out on the 8 turn and only Blanchandin calls, so it is heads up to the J river.
Baumstein fires a bet of 150,000 only to see Blanchandin sit motionless for a few moments. He springs into life with a raise to 370,000 which seems to really surprise Baumstein.
"You catch your flush on the end there?" quizzed the American. "What do you have? Ace-king or ace-ten of diamonds? You can't have it all the time can you?" Before adding, "I call."
Blanchandin nods and mucks his hand and is shown 109.
04:51 PM, 11/05/11