Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix

Who's Allen Bari?

Allen Bari after his bracelet win back in 2011

Allen Bari has $2,765,110 in live tournament earnings. Allen Bari has a WSOP gold bracelet from 2011, when he won $874,116 beating Maria Ho heads up in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Allen Bari also has quite a big ego.

Cyndy Violette was familiar with none of these things.

"I just bet Allen $100 that Cyndy didn't know who he was," Matt Glantz just told us while everyone at the table was joking around.

"I even said, 'Do you know Allen?' about five minutes before I made the bet," Glantz smiled as he also asked Greg Raymer if he knew who the guy on his direct left was.

"Allen Boring right?" Raymer said with a straight face after which the whole table started laughing.

"How's your ego doing?" we asked Bari who smiled and said, "It's still pretty big".

Glantz and Bari are having a lot of fun together at their stacked table, which also includes David Sklansky and Ryan Tepen. While we were standing at the table the following hand went down as well.

2-7 Triple Draw

Ryan Tepen raised from the button to 800, Matt Glantz called in the small blind and Allen Bari three-bet from the big blind, after which both his opponents called.

Glantz needed three cards, Bari stood pat and Tepen took two cards on the first draw.

Both Glantz and Tepen called Bari's bet. On the second draw Glantz and Tepen both needed two cards. This time only Glantz called Bari's bet as we went to the third and final draw.

Glantz took one more card and obviously Bari stood pat again. Glantz check-folded to Bari's 800 chip bet and this got Bari up to well over twice the starting stack.

Allen Bari's ego might have taken a little beat from Cyndy Violette, but since his chip stack is looking good that might've already been forgotton.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Allen Bari us
Allen Bari
us 16,400 11,100
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 9,000 3,700
David Sklansky us
David Sklansky
us 8,500 -10,000
Cyndy Violette us
Cyndy Violette
us 7,000 -500
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 6,000 3,600

Tags: Allen BariCyndy VioletteMatt Glantz