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Will Failla Calls His Shot
Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Late in the last level, Will Failla made a standard preflop raise to about 2,200, and his opponent massively reraised to 25,000. Failla says, "I guess you don't want to play post-flop with me," and he folds.
Soon after, that table breaks, though that player and Failla are both moved to Matt Giannetti's table. Failla points to his now-nemesis and tells Giannetti, "This guy is gonna play a huge pot, and I'm gonna yoke him."
Sure enough, Failla makes a standard preflop raise, and his opponent calls. The flop comes Jx32, and his opponent bets 8,500 into a small pot. Failla says, "Why don't we put some real chips into the pot?" and he grabs a stack of the 5K chips (worth about 100,000) and bets it. His opponent says, "Why don't we?"
His opponent calls with J-10 for a pair of jacks, but Failla turns over a dominating AJ for the same pair, ace kicker, with a heart flush draw to boot.
The turn and river are blanks, and Failla wins the pot with his ace kicker to eliminate his nemesis from the tournament.
Will "The Thrill" Failla - 175,000
04:28 PM, 04/29/12