$540+60 Deep Stack NLH
Level 11: Blinds 600/1200/1200 BB Ante
Early level action can be slow, but things are always happening. Table 27 features an interesting mix of grinders, including the legend Bart Dowling, Harry Korotki, Justin Leeds, Ramona Paladino and Borgata.com ambassador Katie Stone, obviously no slouch in the tournament scene.Gellert, left, and the soon to be departed and unlucky September champ Justin Leeds.
Jeff Gellert opened a series of level 9 and 10 hands with a raise from EP, picking a up a flat from Stone, as well a postential pest in the small, who will often try to take a price and crack a hand with some very speculative stuff.
However, the dealer delivered Gellert a pretty straightforward ace-high flop, which he fired when checked to. Stone seemed to want to do something against this almost mechanical continuation bet spot, but after shifting her head to side, discarded the idea and her cards, and the small blind gave up, no contest. Gellert moves past 50,000.
Then, one of the wrinkles we see. Despite sizing becoming more and more standard, the player next to Gellert, Justin Leeds, a Borgata Kickoff Champ, opened to 2800 at 400/800. The table looked a little taken aback, and he picked up the blinds and antes. Well done.Dowling mashes this 3b with a little ferocity.
Then, preflop standoff. Harry Korotki opened to a more normal 2200, but the intimidating Dowling, sitting with a big stack already, popped it to 5500. Harry was short and the three bet leveraged his stack perfectly. Korotki mucked and Bart flipped over the to keep it friendly.
With momentum, Bart opened the very next hand from late position, looking to sneak a steal through perhaps, and picked up the button and the big blind, he of the large raises.Three way cooler.
– the classic multiway action danger flop. The BB checked. While Bart was counting his stack and deciding, the button misinterpreted the action and stuck out a blue chip, but Bart had not acted.
“I check,” he said, happy to not commit chips with the new information. However, now the big opener guy jammed his last 15,000, upon which Dowling jammed all in, savvily taking advantage of the button’s mistake.
However, the button felt committed, and made the call for a decent 30,000 + pot. Bart held , the button had , clearly trying to sneak some chips from Bart on an unlikely flop, and the BB had flopped the nuts with .
“How am i gonna dodge all this?” the BB complained. Well, he wasn’t going to. The on the turn gave Bart the effective nuts, and meaningless heart gave the button the losing flush.Easy game, smash the turn. Dowling now is within a pot of 100,000. Katie, meanwhile, wonders why these crazy pots down’t happen to her.
A two for one knock out, including Leeds. Katie pointed out that Dowling had done the exact same thing earlier to two players in the same lucky seats.
As Bart stacked his new chips, Ramona Paladino and Harry got into a small pot. Both under average and looking to gain, Harry fired big on a straightening turn, and Ramona had to pitch her hand disgustedly. Not the spot, apparently.Harry has been practicing this new poker face, which gets Paladino to fold.
And then the table broke.