Some incredible developments have just occured during the heads up final. After playing for several minutes, it was then decided that the chips would be changed from the "older style" tournament chips which are used for weekly tournaments here at the Crown, to the newer "major tournament style" chips.
Everything seemed to go smoothly and play continued.
After another twenty minutes of play and several double ups, Torelli looked at Tabatabai's stack and asked him how many chips he had.
"33,000" came the reply from Tabatabai.
"Well I have 17,000" said Torelli.
After some 2nd-grade math, it was realized that an extra 10,000 chips had crept into play during the chip change-over as the total amount of chips should've been 40,000.
The tournament supervisor was called over and a lengthy discussion held as to the best approach to resolve the matter. In the end, both players generously agreed to restart the match.
So play is once again underway, with the scoreboard still reading 0 vs 0 and the chip counts starting at 20,000 vs 20,000!
John Tabatabai has been working away at Alec Torelli. Another pot of 8,000 chips was shipped his way after both players checked the river on a board that read . Those 8,000 chips alllowed Tabatabai to open up a more than two-to-one chip lead over Torelli.
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