$540+$60 Deep Stack NLH
Level 11: 600/1200/1200 BB Ante
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Aleksei Vandyshev has been a part of some great moments in recent Borgata Series. The aggressive tournament reg, with with a lot of gamble and who takes the Borgata very seriously, is always a good bet to go deep or bust fast.
On 42, getting short, Aleksei curiously limped. The experienced players either woke up with nothing or didn’t fall for it, but Erik Rivera, with an even shorter stack than Aleksei, made a very speculative call from the small, looking to hit a piece and make something happen.
Eric didn’t realize, perhaps, how far behind he was – Vandyshev was slowplaying the .
On an flop, Rivera led, and Aleksei got the money in. Vandyshev flipped up the trap, but Rivera turned over !
The board ran out without a set for Aleksei, and Erik celebrated the double he needed. Aleksei took it well and laughed with his friend Ruslan, who had run up a stack in the flight earlier.