Balayn Shows Aces
$1,150 TKPT Main Event Day 1c 22/49
Level 10: 400-800 / Ante 100
Arman Solteni raised to 1,600 and Ibrahim Binici called from two seats over. The action reached Albert Balayn and he three-bet to 5,500 in the big blind, which triggered a fold by Solteni and a call by Binici. On the Qd8c6c flop, Balayn simply open-shoved for 95,000 and Binici reluctantly folded with around 65,000 behind, flashing the 9c.
“I will show you,” Balayn said and flipped over his AcAs – the Frenchman is among the chip leaders with 108,000.
One table over, Frederic Maniez fired the Qd7s2h5h turn for 8,500 and Ricardo Cheng-A-June in the big blind check-called. The duo checked the 2d river and Cheng-A-June showed Js7h. Maniez mucked Ah3h for a busted straight flush draw and has 16,000 remaining, Cheng-A-June moved to 120,000.