Event 1 Flight E: Steven Cabas Bounces Back From a Single Big Blind

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  150 of 780

Steven Cabas
Steven Cabas

With the blinds at 1,500-2,500, Mark Gaudino moves all in under the gun for 27,000, and Steven Cabas moves all in over the top from middle position for 29,500 with 10h10c. But Gaudino turns over JsJh, and needs it to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9c8d2sJd9d, and Gaudino turned a set of jacks and rivered a full house to win the pot and double up in chips, knocking Cabas all the way down to a single big blind.

Mark Gaudino  –  60,500  (24 bb)
Steven Cabas  –  2,500  (1 bb)

Cabas got it all in on the next hand against both blinds, and one bet out the other on a flop of AcJc3c.

At that point, Cabas turned over Ah2d for a pair of aces, but he was dominated and facing elimination against his opponent’s Ad7s.

The turn card was the 4d, and the river card was — the 2h. Cabas rivered two pair to win the pot and more than quadruple his stack to 10,500.

Steven Cabas  –  10,500  (4 bb)

After the blinds increased to 1,500-3,000, the player on the button raised to 6,500, and the player in the small blind moved all in for about 63,000. Cabas called all in for 7,500 (his other 3,000 was in for the big blind ante), and the button folded.

Cabas turned over 7c6s, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the small blind’s AcKd.

The board came 10s4s3s9sJd, and Cabas turned a spade flush to win the pot and double up in chips — putting him back up over a starting stack of 20K and giving himself a shot at surviving the day.

Steven Cabas  –  24,500  (8 bb)

With about 150 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 104,000 (35 big blinds).

This flight will continue playing until there are 98 players left, and the survivors will make the money and advance to Day 2, which begins tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:00 pm. You must bag chips at the end of Day 1 to finish in the money.