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Pollak Outplays Balaguer
Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
As soon as Adria Balaguer raises to 80,000 in the cutoff and Benjamin Pollak three-bets to 205,000 from the small blind we knew Pollak had smelled blood. When Balaguer made the call he was trying so hard to focus but we could tell that he was exhausted, we believe Pollak knew this as well.
The flop is A J 9 and both players check. On the turn we see the 2 and Pollak checks, Balaguer bets 180,000 and Pollak check-raises to 545,000. As soon as Balaguer folds Pollak shows K 4 for the bluff.
The chip counts heading into another short break
Seat 1: Adria Balaguer ~ 1,350,000
Seat 2: Andrey Pateychuk ~ 1,865,000
Seat 3: Benjamin Pollak ~ 3,850,000
Seat 4: Russell Carson ~ 900,000
Seat 5: Thomas Frandsen ~ 850,000
Seat 6: Stanislaw Kretz ~ 5,600,000
Seat 7: Jan Bendik ~ 1,00,000
Seat 8: Sigurd Eskeland ~ 2,000,000
04:15 AM, 12/05/11