$540+$60 Deep Stack NLH
$1 Million Guaranteed
Level 16: Blinds 1500/3000/3000 BB Ante
Players Remaining: 60
Average Chips: 115,000
One of the perils of getting too shortstacked, even if you’re surviving, is that without being able to threaten meaningful chips in play, you’ll share equity with too many other hands when the money goes in.
On three, the button had just been crippled to a stub, but found a hand to go with – . He ended up against the cut off and both blinds.
While the small blind, Lyle Diamond, check dark, the button must have been very happy to see a flop of . Naturally for a tournament the other players checked in the tacit strategic understanding that it was in their interest to eliminate the button.
However on the turn , the BB, Martin Vega found a bet. The cutoff folded, and the SB called.
Check bet fold on the , and Vega quickly turned over – a flush for the win, and with a hand that never would have seen the flop against an average stack.
The button lamented his luck, staring at the board and the table before leaving. Vega climbs to 200,000 as we head to the final break.