Championship Day 1B: Chris Limo Misreads His Hand as Rafay Asrar Doubles Up

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  385

Rafay Asrar
Rafay Asrar

Rafay Asrar raised from the hijack to about 1,500, Darryll Fish reraised from the cutoff to 4,000, and Chris Limo reraised from the button to 10,400.

Asrar five-bet all in for about 30,000, and Fish went into the tank for a while before he folded.

Limo asked for the dealer to bring in the bets and said he had pocket tens and felt like he had to call, so he did.

But Limo turned over Jc10s, and was shocked to see he didn’t have pocket tens.

Ironically, Fish said he folded pocket tens.

Asrar showed AdKs, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came As5d2c2d9c, and Asrar paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

After the hand, Limo said he simply misread his hand. He looked at one card, shuffled them back and forth, and then when he looked again, it must have been the same card.

Fish said Limo’s mistake saved him 30,000, since if he hadn’t reraised and it got all in, Fish would have called and his pocket tens would have lost.

Rafay Asrar  –  65,000  (130 bb)
Darryll Fish  –  60,000  (120 bb)
Chris Limo  –  32,500  (65 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 385 entries, which means the total field is up to 928, and the prizepool is worth more than $4.5 million, crushing the $3 million guarantee. Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9, around 9:15 pm.