Saturday, June 26, 2010

Battle Continues

$2000 + $200 Championship Event
$500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool (Day 1B)

Melkersen & Fahmy

After sparring earlier in the day, Mike Melkersen (New Market, VA) and Ahmed Fahmy (Long Island, NY) are involved in another big pot and it's not just the chips that are flying around, as the verbal jousting continues.

The board is 10 J 8 4♣, Fahmy checks the turn and Melkerson bets 5200. Fahmy check-raises to 20,000 and Melkerson moves all-in for 18k more.

According to one player, the exchange goes like this. "You play so bad, I can't imagine what you have," says Fahmy, who admits to "angle shooting" earlier in the tournament.

"Imagine yourself bent over, that's what I have," retorts Melkerson.

After a few minutes Fahmy folds and says, "I'll let you steal another one," and as Melkerson's stacking the chips he says, "If you're going to play a pot with me, you better bring the goods."

The three players seated in between the two, Ted Geier (Sunnyside, NY), Tim Eller (High Point, NC) and Chris Horter (Jamison, PA) are doing their best to keep the peace.

"We should get medals," says Tim Eller, "We've been in the crossfire all day."

Melkersen has 66k, while Fahmy's at 25k.

Players are on a 10 minute break as they prepare for their final level of the night.

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