$10,300 PCA Main Event

Hands #14–16: Runner-Runner Launches Altman

KaleGozer • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Brian Altman

Hand #14: Action folded to Daniel Strelitz in the small blind, who moved all in with {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} on short stack Marc-Andre Ladouceur, who folded {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Hand #15: Brian Altman raised to 150,000 from under the gun with {A-Spades}{9-Spades}. Marc-Andre Ladouceur shoved all in for 925,000 from the small blind and Altman folded.

Hand #16: Daniel Strelitz raised to 120,000 from the cutoff with {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, Ladouceur called on the button with {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Altman defended his big blind with {8-Spades}{6-Spades}.

The {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop was as perfect as they'd come for Strelitz. Altman checked. Strelitz set a trap and checked his nut straight as well, but Ladouceur checked his top pair behind. On the {4-Spades} turn, Altman picked up a flush draw to go with his pair. He checked, Strelitz bet 225,000 and Ladouceur called.

Altman put in a check-raise to 700,000 and Strelitz, still having the nuts, just elected to call. Ladouceur had seen enough and folded.

The river {K-Spades} completed the backdoor spade draw to give Altman the checkmark. Altman used a time bank card before settling on a bet of 650,000. Strelitz instantly called and was shown the bad news.

"So sick. Oh, that's so sick. Had a spade too," Strelitz muttered.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 4,640,000 1,665,000
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
us 1,610,000 -1,350,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 850,000 -200,000

Tags: Brian AltmanDaniel StrelitzMarc Andre Ladouceur