We’re less than 10 spots away from the bubble on Day 1B of the Battle of Malta and right now the poker gods decided to hand Eliyahu Moyal from Israel a crippling set-up.
He found pocket kings and in front of him and a player had already raised. He re-raised. Then from the blinds Angelo Censabella went all-in for 75k.
After the initial raiser folded Moyal instantly called but his Italian opponent greeted him with pocket aces – a harsh setup.
The board fell jack-high and the pot went to Censabella.
Moyal, meanwhile, is down to scraps and on his last life line going into the bubble.