$540+60 Deep Stack NLH
Start of Level 16: 2000/4000/4000 BB Ante
Average Chips: 116,000
We return from the final break, heading toward the bagging and the tagging.
While previously checking in on the leaders Hayes and Wong, now up to 400,000, and 350,000, respectively, John Yanni brought Carlos Alvarado on table 4 a nice looking glass of red – and not the discount stuff in the little glass they give you in poker room to soothe over your crappy 2/5 session.Boyko faces down Alvarado. Judith Bielan looks on.
A little alcohol or not, Carlos made his presence felt. First he cold called an isolation over Robert Boyko, who had limped in the one hole. However, this was no lazy VPIP – he now backraised over the opener and Alvarado. The orginal aggressor folded, but Alvarado, with a stack to play with and wine to soothe him, made the call in position, likely not wanting to relinquish a pair or a trappingAlvarado having some fun on table 4.
Unfortunately, a bone-dry dropped, which Boyko simply open-shoved. Carlos interogated Robert a while, but eventually concluded the limp-raiser would’t play ace-high this way, and pitched it.
“We thought you were the blind” Carlos said to the PFR, perhaps joking, or letting Yanni’s gift do the talking, anyway.
Active and jawing with George Abi-Zeid on his left, Carlos opened the next hand from UTG1, getting some needed folds from the the field, but Kenny Hugnh ripped in his last ten blinds from the button. The blinds folded, and Carlos asked Kenny if he wanted a call. Kenny said yes, and Carlos obliged.
Unfortunately, he didn’t even have two live cards, holding against Kenny’s . No lucky nine, and Carlos takes a small hit.Silent battle interim: Ben vs George Abi-Zeid.
Then, a long and tense hand where Ben in the 4 opened and picked up nearly every one. Only Abi-Zeid found a bet on the flop, however, and Ben check called.
Long pause on the turn, showing . Playing it like he had kings, Ben checked, but George didn’t like the arrived nut gutter, and checked behind.
The river was a complete blank, the , and Ben again tank checked. Then, a tiny 7,000 value bet went out from George. Ben eventually gave in. Now that would have been the time to show a float and bluff hand, but the cards hit the muck.One more from Carlos: seat one gets to turn over and see Alvarado’s successful bluff through an A1066 board. Brazen.