Friday, June 26, 2015 6:10 PM Local Time
Hand #84: Matt O'Donnell Wins Dramatic Hand
Matt O'Donnell raises to 250,000 and Timir Margolin calls. The flop is and Margolin leads out for 275,000. O'Donnell calls and the two see a turn of the . Margolin bets 475,000 and O'Donnell calls.
The river is the and Margolin bets 1,180,000. O'Donnell tanks for several minutes and announces an all in reraise. Margolin lets out an audible sigh and pushes his chair back. He then leans forward and looks carefully at the cards in the center of the table. Then turns his focus on O'Donnell. He grabs a stack of chips as O'Donnell sits motionless at his end of the table.
Margolin caresses the chips, sliding his hands up and down, and then puts all his chips together. He thinks for another minute and appears as if he is trying to talk himself into the call. He mutters under his breath and then starts talking out loud about the possible hands O'Donnell could have. He stands up and looks intently at the board, his hands behind his back.
Margolin takes his seat and scratches his head, tosses his hand up in frustration, and taps the table as he shakes his head vigorously. He glances at the tournament clock and continues the conversation with himself. His tournament life and the bracelet are on the line. He finally releases his hand and O'Donnell takes the nice-sized pot.