$350+$50 Almighty Stack NLH
Level 13: Blinds 2000/5000/500 ante
Total Day 1B Entries: 125
Average Chips: 166,667
The evening wears on and registration is going to close, but the room is mostly quiet and no one seems to be in a rush. Indeed, on table 7, Sara Stohler assured everyone that nothing was happening. And nothing does, until it does.Sara Stohler, a few hands before nothing turns into something, on six.
On adjacent six, with the blinds 2/4/5 Shaotong Chang, blind versus blind, led into Ray Totticeli on seat two on . After all its, not implausible that she would have a eight or a three in this spot. But Torricelli shoved his short stack over the bet, and eventually got a fold.
Then, multiway poker. The under the gun player got all the action he could handle, including both blinds. On , the small blind simply open shoved for two times the pot. The opener folded, clearly not liking this outcome, and the rest of the field followed suit.
Next, Seat nine Josh Berardi opened from late. Tong folded, and still short stacked Ray Torricelli ripped it in. Folds, and Berardi quickly called. It’s a race, with Torricelli holding jacks and Berardi with .Table seven – it’s late, seemingly darker than usual, and more than a few yawns can be heard. Berardi is in the nine, rubbing his eyes.
The board runs out : Torricelli wins. As they say, maybe a little seriously, the way to win flips is to start out ahead. Unfortunately for Berardi, he’s left with dust, and in fact stands up to leave. However, seat 2 assures him there is some left, maybe five blinds.
Back on six, it all works out. Nothing happens, and then something. Stohler has the chips in, covering a short stack. She has the edge, against . A queen on the flop leaves the shorty all but dead, and Stohler suddenly has 250,00 and is above average.
Berardi, on 7, who assumed he was was done, just regained life. He gets it in good, versus a reasonable defend of , and holds up against a turned draw for the caller.
Tong has over 150,000, Torricelli is in business with 230,000, while Berardi has 35,000, and can grind some more – no more re-entries, though!