$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 Ante
After three weeks of covering tournaments, the writing staff became accustomed to brief money bubble action. That all changed in the last tournament of the series.
It took 14 hands, one at a time, to finally put the tournament in the money after more than 30 minutes. There were six all-ins called that only produced double ups until one unnamed short stack found Kings.
There were three live players after he shoved his micro-stack and they checked it down until the board read . Mike Rumie tossed out a single 25k chip to get folds from the other players and a schoolyard vulgarity from the all-in player.
He probably thought his was beaten by and Ace but it was Rumie’s turned straight which put the field in the money.
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000 Ante
We have a curious case of a missing person deep in Event 25 without playing a single hand today. Mike Berland bagged up 217,500 at the end of Day 1B but apparently didn’t read the schedule close enough. A few of his competitors last night indicated he thought it was a one-day event.
Berland is getting blinded down as they close in on the bubble and off on a 15-minute color up break.
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 17: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
We thought players would settle in for the grind after switching over to the poker room but they are hitting the door in a hurry. The field quickly dropped 23 players before the first hour and those 63 remaining players will be nearing the money in no time.
We had a visitor in the room today. Local reg Francis Margaglione won the $200 Deep Stack Turbo event last night while most were paying attention to the Big 4 final tables. He was due after several close calls and came in to pick up his custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of Image Masters.
Margaglione proudly displayed it to Table 39, they have an idea of the bonus award they’ll get for winning.