‘WPT WPO Championship’
Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 1,312
Players Remaining: 7
Average Stack: 5,625,000
Just as after the dismissal of Charles Coates, the completion of Blake Bohn’s tournament at the hands of the chip leader Bjerno brought about a lull in play, featuring only feints and no significant action. The table mood was suddenly light and all were talkative- perhaps brought on by the true final table bubble.
The play is careful now, featuring many completions and folds. Weinmen bets Foster off king high, each showing, in the present good mood.
Then Weinman raises his small blind to 220,000. Interestingly, Penza offers his count of 1,400,000, unasked. on a low flop of , 225,000 takes it for Dan.
Next, Kenney, who has been quiet, opens to 180,00 from under the gun and wins unopposed.
To his right is Jia Liu. He wins two straight pot from late position without calls.
At last, a more compelling – small hand. Immekus completes his small blind, just after having folded to Liu, and Foster checks his option. On , Immekus simply leads out, representing a flatted ace.
However, Foster calls, creating a dynamic. On the , Immekus now leads for the same bet. It’s worth thinking about what the great tournament player is up to. Foster gives up, however, less interested.
Now the Penza hand comes back into the fore. It’s blind on blind, as the orbit has come around, and Weinman is eyeing Penza’s stack, which has not changed. However, the pattern has.
This time Weinman asks what the stack is, unlike before.
What does it mean? In any case, Weinman shoves the blind, and Penza peels his cards with Jia Liu on his left.
He sees a red queen – but whatever it was, it was not good enough to take on the all-in bet.
In the next hand, Kenney three balls Weinman successfully.
The quiet preflop war goes on, a final table at stake.