Tuesday, September 14, 2010

3 Short-Stacks All In On the Bubble -- And All 3 Survive

Event 10: $350 + $50 Omaha Hi-Lo

With 19 players remaining, and only 18 getting paid, it's hand-for-hand time until the money bubble bursts. With three tables left, there was one extremely short stack on each table -- and all three were all in on the same hand.

With blinds at 4,000-8,000 (limits of 8,000-16,000), Lou Ercolano had two other players limp into his big blind, and he checked to see the flop with just 6,000 behind. The flop came A 8 5, and Ercolano asked, "Neither of you guys has a flush?" Ercolano moved all in for his last 6,000, and both players called and then checked down to the river on a board of A 8 5 J 4.

Barry Levy showed A1074 for two pair with an 8-7 low. The other player showed AAJ6 for a set of aces with an 8-6 low. And Ercolano turned over Q882 for a set of eights with an 8-5 low. So Ercolano took the low, and the third player took the high. Ercolano won the next pot, moving him out of the danger zone and up to 41,000.

And the two other short stacks? They both split pots with the low as well, and the money bubble continues. Here are a few updated chip counts:

Tom "Mark Em Down" Noyes - 183,000
Barry Levy - 168,000
Jon Bloch - 143,000
Kim Findura - 125,000
Chris Reslock - 53,000

Chris Reslock says he has been all in 10 different times so far and survived. His record is 17 different times, but that was in a seven-card stud hi-lo tournament.

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