$540+$60 Deep Stack NLH
$2 Million Guaranteed
Level 4: Blinds 100/200/25 ante
Torpekay Habashzada was under-the-gun and opened for 800, got a couple of calls from Attilio Bitondo and Luigi Grilla (sb), then shoved on the flop of 8 8 7. Everyone folded and she picked up the pot. She was still stacking her newly-won chips when the next hand was dealt. After looking at her cards, she announced “all-in”, not realizing she was the big blind and was acting out of turn.
Everyone folded around to She Lok ‘Gary’ Wong in the cutoff, who limped. Torpekay said “check”. Gary made the point that her all-in was binding since the action had not changed and the floor was called. That was, in fact, the ruling, so she was forced to go all-in and Gary called all-in for less.
Her was dominating his and she extended her lead on the Ace-high flop. The final board read and she collected another pot, chipping up to more than 40,000, saying “I’m back!”.
Gary got up to leave, saying “I’ll be back”.
We haven’t seen Torpekay around here for many years. Back in the Summer Open of 2010, she won the $500 Deep Stack NLH event for $67,877 and that remains her only reported tournament cash. Of course her husband, Sirous Jamshidi, is a familiar face in these parts, with more than $1.9 million in earnings. Although he hasn’t appeared yet in this series, she expects he’ll be here for the Championship event.