$260+$40 Deeper Stack NLH
Level 17: Blinds 3000/6000/6000 bb ante
On now breaking table 5, the Pokermantis was in survival mode as usual. He had come back from 1,000 chips, and then 13,000 to reach a shove stack of 11 big blinds here in level 16.The Pokermantis, back from a blind, making it work.
The unfortunate end for everyone’s favorite short stacker came at the hands of Almighty final tablist Nahn Cao. The Mantis dared to raise to 2.2x, 12,000, and somehow picked up three callers. Immediately behind, Cao should be fairly strong to take this line, and perhaps the others merely felt themselves priced in.
On , the small blind checked, and with about 50,000 in the pot and the same the same back, Mantis checked. Cao now fired 27,000 into the 50,000, a great sizing but likely committing as he himself had less than 25 blinds.
One caller counted out a raise, then folded, and the other mucked as well.The Mantis pondering the lead from Cao.
Now the Mantis, who had folded the flop a VPIP earlier, said he had to count his outs. He took another thirty seconds, stacked his remaining ten blinds in a column and shoved, leaving Cao about 5 more blinds to call.
Apparently Nanh was lighter than he should be, because there was no snap despite getting 5:1 on his call. What had he bet? At last, he put in the chips, and the dramatic hand played out, the Mantis having trapped Cao, his far ahead of Cao’s .
However, the Mantis was not to be long for our tournament. The turn brought a cruel and , crushing the Mantis like a bug.That awkward moment when your fans want a pic.
Cao gets back to health, and the table breaks – the money is still not quite near, but we’re at four table.Oei and Wong: on the big stack table.
Meanwhile, perennial danger Gary Wong has just flushed out Bounty finalist Dan Walsh, hearts over hearts. The 600,000 chip pot, very big for this level, puts Gary in a commanding lead with 1,100,000.
Oei, up and down all tournament, takes a small one from him next, but Wong has chips to spare and still have a million.