$540+60 Deep Stack NLH
Level 14: Blinds 1200/2400/300 ante
Average Stack: 76,094
Sara Stohler has taken a small hit since cracking queens with top pair on table 13, but remains undeterred.
We observed her opening twice in a row to 4600, and getting action the second time, from Spero Courtis in the three seat.Sara Stohler opens the pot. The empty seat will soon belong to Ambassador Kerstetter.
Stohler, who sits upright and has a serious table presence, fired gamely into a drawing board that seems impossible to miss, , but still got the fold.
Fausto, who had battled with The Lion successfully at his previous table, winning a big pot with second pair, now found an open raise to 5200 – pressure.Grim lineup: Fausto Valdez, Ryan McKnight, and Spero Courtis on 13.
Again, Courtis defended, but this pairing played a very different flop. However, the opposite happened on the oddly numbered table. This time, firing into a raiser’s board of , Fausto met resistance with a reraise from 6500 to 16500.
The cash game player quickly let it go.
In the next hand, Stohler got a walk, just after Jamie Kerstetter joined the careful and quiet table.
The fireworks that got Stohler her stack, now around 170,000, seem absent for now.