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Hand #61: Alan Sternberg Takes a Pot Worth 1.67 Million From Vivek Rajkumar
Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Alan Sternberg completes the small blind to 30,000, and Vivek Rajkumar raises from the big blind to 105,000, and Sternberg calls. The flop comes K84, Sternberg checks, Rajkumar bets 150,000, and Sternberg check-raises to 400,000. Rajkumar thinks for about 30 seconds before he calls.
While waiting for Rajkumar's action, Mike Matusow engages Steven Kelly in a very casual conversation starting with, "Hey Steven, how's it going, bud?"
The turn card is the 10, Sternberg checks, Rajkumar bets 320,000, and Sternberg quickly check-raises again to 825,000. Referring to the plaques (worth 100,000 each), Matusow says, "You guys are throwing these things around like they're quarters!" Matusow later adds, "You guys have put more money in this pot than I have the entire tournament.
After more than a minute in the tank, Rajkumar folds, and Alan Sternberg takes the pot. Referring to Sternberg's comeback after the hand with pocket queens, Matusow says, "He had 1.5, played you like a fiddle, and got it all back."
Matusow says a few more things, and Rajkumar says, "We're playing poker here, Mike, what are you playing?" Matusow says, "I'm playing waiting-to-bust-you."
Pot Size: 1,670,000
Seat 1. Mike Matusow - 1,770,000
Seat 3. Alan Sternberg - 3,720,000
Seat 4. Vivek Rajkumar - 2,410,000
Seat 5. Steven Kelly - 4,555,000
08:18 PM, 03/18/11