Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Tabatabai's Bet No Lie

Shamus • Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

A player in middle position raised to 750 and got two callers, including John Tabatabai on the button. The flop came {Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and it checked to Tabatabai. The Welshman has been quite active at the table all afternoon, thus it came as no surprise to see him take the invitation to fire a bet of 1,000 into the middle.

The original raiser folded, then the remaining player gave Tabatabai a look before folding his {A-}{J-} face up. "Oh no," said Tabatabai with a grin, showing one of his cards -- {Q-Clubs}. "The nuts!" he grinned. "Top pair!"

The table laughed, but Tabatabai is the one with the biggest reason to smile at Table 262 as we begin to approach the end of Level 3. He has the biggest stack of those sitting there with about 66,000.

Tagovi: John Tabatabai