Event 7: Spencer Liebmann Eliminated in 9th Place; Jeff Silverstein Surviving as the Short Stack

$300 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 147

Spencer Liebmann
Spencer Liebmann

Spencer Liebmann moved all in from middle position for 55,000, and Ozzie Amor was next to act and called with QhJh. Liebmann turned over Ah9c, and he would need his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came JsJc8d10s5s — Amor flopped trip jacks and Liebmann turned an open-ended straight draw, but the river card was a blank. Amor won the pot with his trip jacks to eliminate Liebmann in ninth place.

Ozzie Amor  –  245,000  (41 bb)
Spencer Liebmann  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,035)

Jeff Silverstein
Jeff Silverstein

A short while later, Jeff Silverstein (who has a cute little dog sitting next to him in a doggie backpack) moved all in from the small blind, and Ozzie Amor asked for a count from the big blind. The dealer stacked the chips to make the amounts clear, and announced, “Twenty-seven,” indicating 27,000.

Silverstein smiled and said, “That’s twenty-seven thousand,” over-enunciating the thousand to make it sound like a large amount.

Amor rechecked his cards and decided to fold, showing Qx6x. Silverstein returned the favor by turning over his cards — Qx10x.

Jeff Silverstein  –  41,000  (7 bb)

Silverstein has been treading water with a short stack for a long time, and says he’s been below 50,000 for most of the tournament, with a peak chip count of about 54,000.

Silverstein mentions that most people around here know him by his nickname, “Short Stack,” which has definitely been appropriate for his path so far thru this field.