Dan Shak opened the button for 800, and Sven Reichardt three bet to 2,400 from the small blind. Thomas Muehloecker in the big blind cold four bet to 4,500 and action was back on Shak. The American High Roller, who cashed €138,600 for his 8th place finish in the €50,000 Super High Roller earlier this festival, five bet to 15,000. Reichardt folded, but Muehloecker made the call after some thinking.
The flop came and Muehloecker checked to Shak. The dealer thought Shak checked behind and was ready to burn and turn, but Shak had announced all in and reminded the dealer of that. Muehloecker called instantly by putting in some 100 chips. "Ace king?" he asked while turning over . It was no ace king for Shak, he had just and needed to improve.
The on the turn and on the river were blanks, and after a little bit of counting, it was clear that Muehloecker had Shak covered.
"You didn't like the flop huh?" said Shak, "No, not too much" answered Muehloecker with a small smile.
"Back to back?" laughed table mate Govert Metaal, "He's starting good!"