‘WPT WPO Championship’
Level 27 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 1,312
Players Remaining: 11
Average Stack: 3,578,182
Blind on blind action features some of the best play. On table 1, just after the departure of Tong and Richard Foster’s doubling of Penza – “no more lose calls!” he promised the table – Foster gave us another side of his game.
Nate Bjerno in the small attacked the Richard’s blind. Bjerno is likely expecting a defense, but he gets a little more than that.
Foster now raises the 125,000 from Bjerno to 525,000.
It’s a big sizing, and Bjerno takes his time – he might even have a hand.
After some contemplation he decides upon safety – if not exactly discretion.
Bjerno shows the and tells Foster – “It’s hard to make a pair.”
“You’re right,” replied the active player, “That’s why I did this,” he said, resting the on the felt.
The light three ball for another pot.
However, Foster wasn’t nearly done, even with just seconds before the dinner break.
In an unopened pot, Foster limped in the small blind with a big plan. Blake Bohn now raised, and Foster jammed his nearly 3,500,000 in the center.
“Oh no,” declared Richard, as a preflop cooler – but an incredibly bloated one, had mushroomed. Richard had , and Bohn . As the board ran out Foster pleaded for a jack – chop – but then the glorious appeared on the turn!
A massive swing and a bad beat for the former chipleader.
As the debris cleared the two briefly squabbled.
“You’d been reraising me all day – ”
“I haven’t reraised you with anything!” countered a frustrated Bohn.
“Thank god for the suckout!” Richard exclaimed.
We’re on dinner break – complete counts for the remaining eleven will be posted.