Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...
WSOP 2012, Event 16: Part Two
by Matt Matros | Published: Sep 01, 2012
In my last column, I told tale of how I built a big chip stack in the $1,500 six-max no-limit hold ’em event at this summer’s World Series of Poker, only to see most of that stack disappear during a massive all-in confrontation on Day Two. After Mark Darner and I each put 106 blinds in the pot preflop, Darner’s ace-king caught a magic ace of spades on the river to best my pocket kings and give him an enormous chip lead over the rest of the field. For my part, I went to dinner break with 167,000 – safely below average with 31 players remaining. I don’t tilt, but I have to admit I was flustered after taking such a huge beat. Mark and I were the two biggest stacks at the time we played our big pot, and it felt especially punishing to dodge trouble on the flop ...
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