Level 26: Blinds 30,000/50,000/50,000 BB Ante
Level 26, at five hours of heads up, begins with Dever taking back the lead. With a 3:2 lead, another cautious hand gets checked down, and king high gives her another small pot.
Now behind, Larry jams a queen high flop for about 1,000,000. As the blinds get bigger and bigger, all the big bets start to make more sense. Even this small pot takes Dever back to exactly 2,000,0000, leading by just 500,000.
Cathy now limps in, On , Larry leads into her. Call. Checkdown from there and Larry flips up , but he’s nipped by Cathy’s .
Cathy then nips him again, turning a weak but better pair than Larry. He’s frustrated again.
But, it doesn’t matter, as he again cools off Cathy, as he is able to get 22 bigs in with against . Cathy flops only backdoors and is drawing dead on the turn. Big swing: now Larry has the 3:2 lead.
Despairing, Cathy shoves all in the next hand. No call of the 1,200,000 shove.
She chips up to 1,500,000 but ends up paying off a 175,000 river value bet from Larry’s straight.
It’s Ambrams with 2,300,000, Dever with 1,200,000.