$300+$40 Seniors (50+) NLH
End of Level 11: Blinds 800/1500/1500 BB Ante
Total Entries: 135
Players Remaining: 50
Average Stack: 38,000
On table 5, Mike Malinconico avoided “the kiss of death,” dodging overcards from two opponents, one all in, and the other when he shut out of a sidepot.
His TPMK holds up against a shortstack’s . Good lead bet, and now up to to average stacked again. Really, though – how did see a flop with an open and a shove? Curious.
Meanwhile, on table 2, the action folded to Barry Leventhal on the button, who went 3x for the steal attempt. The small blind quickly gave up, but Arthur Winfield in the blind found the defend.
On , Arthur checked, and Barry chose a relatively large sizing, 7600 into the 12,000, perhaps looking to the draws for value.
Arthur called, in any case, and the turn froze the action, likely indicating Barry didn’t have a nut hand or was setting up a nice trap. On the river, which only completed overs, the large bet sizes came into play as Winfield now went for the throat, 26,600 into the 27,000.Pot-sized river lead from Winfield: polarizing.
Barry seemed to have showdown value, and wanted to call, despite the price. “Don’t put this one in the blog,” he said, worried he was about to pay off or even more likely, .
However, when he pushed the cards forward, Arthur flipped up for the busted open-ender. good.
“Put that in the blog!” Barry urged.
Both Barry and Arthur have strong stacks, 120,000, and 130,000, respectively.
We take a short break.