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Monster Pot; Vivek Rajkumar vs. James Carroll
Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
James Caroll opens the pot for 36,000 from under the gun, Vivek Rajkumar reraises to 98,000 from middle position, Carroll four-bets to 199,000 and Rajkumar calls.
The flop comes KJ8, Carroll checks, Rajkumar bets 155,000 and Carroll calls.
The turn is the 10, Carroll checks, Rajkumar bets 485,000 and Carroll calls.
The river is the 5, Rajkumar moves all in for 924,000 and Caroll goes deep into the tank.
After five minutes in the tank, Carroll appologizes to the table and suggests that someone should call the clock. Without missing a beat, Tournament Director Matt Savage tells Carroll he has one minute to act.
Caroll asks who called the clock and everyone looks at Savage. Savage laughs as he himself mistakenly called the clock on Carroll, thinking Carroll called the clock on himself. Carroll gets his time back, and still uneasy with his decision, pleads for someone to call the clock on him, this time with binding consequences.
Another three minutes goes by and Carroll then says, "Go ahead and call the clock...call it." Several players and spectators gasp, thinking Carroll called the all in bet, when in fact he was really initiating the clock to be called rather than the hand.
After another moment of confusion, Carroll throws his ahnd away and Rajkumar claims, "If I had a bluff, I'd show it." Rajkumar rakes in a huge pot, securing the chiplead with more than 2.5 million while Carroll slips down to just over 1.1 million.
Vivek Rajkumar - 2,500,000
James Carroll - 1,150,000
08:44 PM, 02/28/11