$350+50 Monster Stack 40/40 NLH Re-Entry
Level 10: Blinds 600/1,200/1,200 BB Ante
Mike Marder, tournament reg and self-acknowledged “tight player”, opened to 2500 from early, picking up less-than-tight player Nihal Advani, as well as Florida tournament scenester Paula Alibrandi.
On , Marder continued, and both players called.
Marder can’t have liked the on the turn, as it filled, among other hands, , but on the whole was not the worst card. He fired again, this time 10,000. It’s probable Nihal’s hand improved, as Marder’s range grew narrow yet he still found the call. Paula, however, let it go.
The river was a non club , again improving Nihal’s possible hand, but holding , Marder blocked the straight, was stuck out of position, and still held value. He shoved for about 25,000 and Nihal quickly called, turning over for a winning two pair
With the count confirmed, Marder is out.
“I knew he had an overpair,” explained Nihal.
“I had the clubs,” lamented Paula.
In the next hand, Nihal took down a pot with a cbet, and is suddenly nearing 100,000.
However, Paula gets a little back from Nihal two hands later. After opening yet again, Nihal declines to cbet , and flashes the to Paula after she bets.
Alibrandi shows him the the kindly.
“I can’t outplay them,” Paula remarked, “but I can outbet them.”
“You can outbet me!” confirmed Nihal.
Careful – Mike Marder couldn’t.