Raffaello Locatelli raised to 31,000 from middle position and Wally Maddah defended his big blind. They went heads up to an flop. Maddah checked and Locatelli bet 36,000. Maddah called.
The turn fell the and Maddah checked again. Locatelli raised the bet, pushing forward 88,000. Maddah thought for a bit, then matched the bet sending the action to the river.
Fifth street came the and Maddah kept up his story, checking a third time. Locatelli kept up his story, too, doubling down by shoving forward an all-in bet. The amount was 218,000 and Maddah him covered only slightly. After a couple agonizing minutes of thought, Maddah called.
“Can you beat a seat?” Locatelli said turning over for a rivered set.
Maddah couldn’t, frustratingly tabling for top pair. He was left nearly bust — one big blind — while Locatelli stacked a pile.
Raffaello Locatelli – 715,000
Wally Maddah – 18,000