Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Floor Threatens Sembera with Penalty

mnuwwarah • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Larry Samet raised from the cutoff and action was on Michael Sembera, who had only about 11 big blinds left in the big blind. He tanked and tanked, and Maurice Hawkins finally called a clock shortly after saying he didn't want to be the guy who called the clock.

The floor began the 10 second countdown after almost a minute had passed, and Sembera pushed all in, taking down the pot when Samet folded.

After the hand, Sembera admitted he had known he was shoving and was simply stalling in hopes of a player busting at another table. The tournament supervisor overheard this, and he informed Sembera he would receive only a 10-second clock in the future, as well as a penalty, if it happened again.

Tags: Larry SametMaurice HawkinsMichael Sembera