Level 13: 1,000/2,000 (2,000)
Karev Tralla (pictured above) has been actively trying to play big pots with Dario Minieri (pictured below). He has been overbetting pots at times and it appears the table took notice. However, Tralla was able to take advantage of his table image as follows:
The hand began simply enough with Ioannis Ioannou limping from the small blind and Tralla checking back his option from the big blind. Ioannou bet 3,000 on the K♣3♠A♦ flop and Tralla called. The 5♠ followed on the turn and Ioannou fired out a huge overbet of 40,000. Tralla jammed for heaps and Ioannou called off for around 100,000 in total.
Ioannis Ioannou: A♣8♥
Karev Tralla: 4♣2♥
“Whoa!” Tralla screamed loud enough for the entire room to hear.
Ioannou was left speechless when he saw he was drawing dead to Tralla’s wheel before stating: “I never meant the pot to get that big.”
The inconsequential J♦ river completed the board and Tralla was among the Day 1a chip leaders, while Ioannou will need to try again during one of the other opening flights this week if he wishes to advance to Day 2 and beyond.
Karev Tralla – 300,000
Ionnis Ioannou – 0