Level 18: (5000/10000 Limits)
Total Entrants: 26
Players Remaining: 7
Average Chips: 55,714
Down to her last bets for levels, Barbara Spano has carefully rebuilt to put herself into position to make some noise here in quiet Event Center. While the bubble drags out endlessly at the Deepest Stack, Spano just tripple barreled for thin value against Jialan Tang.
On the river of , Spano attemped to put her whole stack in, which was about 9000, with the big bet being 8000. While the dealer sorted it out, Tang took a long time. Clearly a skilled player, he did not want to pay off even one bet and keep the shorter stack alive and hoping. Further, his big chip lead had fallen off a bit.
Eventually, seeing some draws and ace highs that could barrel, he paid to see it, perhaps hoping to see nine seven, and holding a better pair.
Bad news – Spano had fired .
Spano now has nearly 40,000.
Nevertheless, despite the big chip transfer, Tang is still well ahead of the average, in part thanks to doing in Thomas Balla, who takes 8th.