Level 18: (5000/10000 Limits)
Total Entrants: 26
Players Remaining: 6
Average Chips: 65,000
A concept that many poker players don’t understand is that limit games have extremely high swings – or variance, as has become an accepted usage of a statistical term.
Syracuse Bartlby opened from the one hole and fired all three streets, losing Dale Bruch but again finding the stung Jialan Tang with a decision on the river.
After a frustrated moment, he made the 10,000 call and was shown nines on a paired low runout.
Dejection. Tang flings his cards face up – . Once again unable to get away, he’s now crippled and has two big bets.
Strangely, Wazir Baksh, who ran the table with Tang only a level ago, was down to his last. Bruch and Syracuse Bartlby now have all the chips.
Now Baksh was nearly all in pre, and flatted by the now healthy Spano.
Tang, nearly to felt, got involved, and put in his last half bet on .
Spano called the small bet while the helpless all in Baksh washed.
The cards were flipped and Spano had , while Tang held a very timely two pair.
The river blanked, Baksh was dead to a set with sevens, and out.
Tang breathed a deep sigh – not exactly relief, as he had had so many chips.
They play on – no deal in sight.
Syracuse Bartlby has 120,000, Tang hanging in with a single big bet.
We take a short break.