The early hours of the WSOP $1,500 final table were great for Allan Mello. The Samba team-mate and coach led for a while, but the castle began to crumble after a fight with Frenchman Matteo Cavelier. The two were the players with the most chips on the table at the time.
Blinds were 40,000/80,000 and Michael Finstein raised to 160,000. Next to the American, Allan three-bet to 400,000 in chips. Cavelier was in the big blind and four-bet to 1,000,000. Michael folded. Sheik thought for a while before deciding to five-bet to 1,600,000 chips. It didn’t take long for the Frenchman to call and make a fortune.
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failed. Allan decided to c-bet 325,000 chips and Cavelier immediately moved all-in with more chips in the stack. Allen, 2,275,000 behind, expressed great displeasure at the situation. After a few minutes of thinking, the grinder gave up, rather reluctantly.
Allan revealed to the audience after the game that he folded KK. Some time later, Cavelier retired in sixth. Ukrainian Olga Iermolcheva was very curious and asked the Frenchman what he liked about this particular maneuver. Matteo wasn’t sure, and said it was AA, as several people around had speculated.