$540+60 Deep Stack NLH
Start of Level 13: Blinds 1000/2000/2000 BB Ante
Back in action, and re-entries are over.
As we approached the registration break in level 12, Alex Tsimikalis on 13 opened from UTG1, only to get an unexpected and likely unwelcome raise from John Lyons in the next seat. He apparently hadn’t been active, and that would affect the hand.Haddad, left, having invested in the cold call, is concerned at what Linster might do from the small.
Action folded to the button Michael Haddad, who cold called the 3. Heavy action, but apparently it might not be over. Mike Linster in the small and not particularly deep, seemed to have a real decision, as there is no reason to hollywood in this spot. Eventually he folded, and the original raiser Alex called.
The flop was low and spades, which the three-bettor Lyons checked. Hadded now claimed the pot and showed tens.
Linster now explained. “I had . We would have played a big pot if I had seen the flop.” Lyons’ tight image had potentially saved a big clash, as Haddad explained he would not have folded pre if even if Linster 4b jammed. No one involved except Alex was above average, and some gambling was likely.
As that hand settled, Adam Agaev chose to open limp from EP, creating some confusion as the board came a very wet . Money went in after Alex bet out of turn on the before Mark Seidan could act. The bet stood, Adam called, and now Mark overcalled. With trips, full houses and straights available, it could have been an explosive river.Mark Seidan, center, with Alex behind get trapped into the pot by Adam Agaev’s tricky limp with a premium.
However, the on the river froze the players, and someone Adam had it – showing for a preflop slowplay gone strange. No pair in the other players’ hands, and the limp works out, barely.Agaev, background, rubs his face, trying to deal with what he’d created with AK, now a straight on a paired board. John Lyons, white turtleneck, crosses his arms and waits – a lot of short stack pressure on this table.
Linster, having missed out on the earlier spot, didn’t pass on the next one, when he flopped the nut flush against Adam and Mark, each holding TPGK on .
When the two king-queens were turned over, Mike was happy to see “my ace is live.” A on the turn ended that, and the river bricked.The floor deals with the messy main, sidepot and chopped pot situation.
Mark was short with Adam holding a little more, luckily for Mike, whose completely bricked.
The short stacks survive, but that leaves the super reg Linster at just 20,000.