$540+$60 Deep Stack Kick-Off NLH
$1 Million Guaranteed
Level 4: Blinds 200/300/300 BB Ante
When I heard “re-raise, two-thousand”, I had to stop and check out the action on Table 12. Seat 8 had opened for 600, got a call from Henry Pagliuca in the middle, a call from Dave Holmes (cutoff), then Aditya Sharma (button) announced his 3-bet.
The player to Aditya’s left (sb) called, the big blind folded, then everyone else came along, five players taking a look at the very inflammatory flop of . The first two checked to Henry, who bet 24,000 (more than twice the pot). Dave called all-in for 17,400, Aditya called all-in for 10,100, and the small blind flatted, leaving about 8,500 back.
The original opener in seat 8 opted out. After the dealer sorted out the side pots, we saw the on the turn. The only two players with chips left were the small blind and Henry, who got all their chips in for another side pot, with the small blind at risk, and the hands were tabled:
Small Blind: – top pair/top kicker, Broadway draw needing a ten to chop
Henry: – top two pair
Dave: – Broadway, the current nuts
Aditya: – bottom pair, drawing slim with two outs, the two remaining Jacks
When the completed the board, Henry cracked Dave’s nuts with a full boat, scooping all the pots. Dave, Aditya, and the small blind were all felted and headed for the door.
Henry chipped up to ~100,000, quadrupling his starting stack before the first break of the day.