Event 5: Pantaridis Picks off a Bluff

$155 No Limit Hold’em

Level 11: 600/1,200/200

Konstantino Pantaridis and his opponent get 8,000 in the middle on a flop of 8d7c3c. The turn is the Kd and Pantaridis checks. His opponent bets 5,500 and Pantaridis quickly calls.

The river is the Th and Pantaridis checks again. His opponent bets 20,000 and Pantaridis goes into the tank for several minutes while counting his stack and seeing what he would be left with if he called.

After several minutes, another player at the table called for a clock. Pantaridis promptly called before the dealer could even call for a floor to count down.

Neither player was anxious to turn up their hand at showdown. Pantaridis’ opponent just mucks his hand, conceding the pot to Pantaridis. Pantaridis shows Qd8h, good for top pair on the flop and scooped the pot.

Pantaridis grew his stack to 86,000 with the pot.