We’ve seen a lot of incredible plays on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022 Main Event. Day 7 is underway, and we’ve already got another ‘OMG!’ moment. With only two tables to go, players were racing to reach the final table and player Matija Dobric made one costly move that possibly thinned his chance to claim the prestigious bracelet.
Dobric was the chip leader through most of Day 7 and was sitting with a healthy stack until Australian poker pro Adrian Attenborough came and took that away from him. In what is described as one of the most ‘gutsiest plays of WSOP 2022’ Attenborough knocked out Dobric and accumulated a stack size that anyone would be jealous of.
At Level 35 with blinds at 300,000/600,000 Dobric opened with 1,200,000 from the middle position. This was called by Attenborough from the small blind. The flop opened to K ❤ T ♠ 3 ♦ and Attenborough checked, and Dobric bet another 1,200,000. He was quickly check-raised by Attenborough with 4,200,000 and Dobric three-bet 9,000,000. Attenborough wasted no time in calling the bet and a 6 ♣ opened on the turn.
This was followed by a check from Attenborough and Dobric bet 5,500,000 into the pot. Attenborough was in no mood to back out and made the call. A 2 ❤ flowed out on the river. With the board completed, Attenborough checked for the third time and Dobric went all-in challenging Attenborough for his remaining 23,200,000 chips.
The Australian pro began to tank with his head resting on the table. He tanked for about seven minutes and finally made the risky call. By this time, the pot size was massive as it was around 15% of the total tournament chips in play. Meaning that Attenborough had a lot to gain and everything to lose if he made the wrong decision.
Dobric then revealed A ♣ 4 ♠ and only had an ace-high while Attenborough turned over K ♣ Q ♣ and got a massive double up with his King-pair. This put him right on top as the tournament chip leader. Unfortunately for Dobric, his bluff was an expensive one and cost him 37,325,000 chips.
We've got a new chip leader in the 2022 @WSOP Main Event, and his name is Adrian Attenborough.
Matija Dobric fires three streets and puts Attenborough to the ultimate test with just two tables left in the Main Event.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) July 14, 2022
However, despite his failed bluff, Dobric has managed to play strong and regain his lost chips and at the time of publishing this article, he’s managed to get his place back as the tournament chip leader with 78,200,000 in his kitty. Not a bad comeback for the pro.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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