Charity Series of Poker
Level 22 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entrants: 111
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 367,000
The rapid escalation of blinds in the CSOP put a pinch on players and left them little room to maneuver with all-in or fold poker fully engaged. It didn’t help either that Matt Stout continued his good run after hitting quads, which put an even bigger pinch on the table.
Despite notching two eliminations early at the final table, Damiano Coraci was short-stacked and lost an all-in to Stout for his last eight blinds when Stout’s K♣3♣ flopped a king against Coraci’s A♠5♦.
Stout’s run good continued against Farah, when he sent the WPO Event 1 finalist to the rail. Farah shoved for 120,000 with 5♣5♠ and Stout woke up with 9♦9♠. His higher pair held and Stout now controls half of the chips in play.