Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Short-Stacked Stories

Shamus • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

As we move through Level 8, we're seeing more and more of those with little trying their best to improve their status, chip-wise. Right now the board is showing 660 players remain of the 2,534 who started the event.

Bernard Lee was just now all in for his last 3,500 or so with {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} against an opponent's {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. The board ran out {9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{A-Diamonds}, and Lee doubled to around 7,000.

Shortly after Martin Staszko was on another table calling a short-stacked player's all in holding {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} against his opponent's {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}. An ace flopped, Staszko couldn't catch up, and another player had survived. Staszko now sits with about 7,500.

Meanwhile, Allen Kessler had been down to about 3,500 the last time we'd checked, but a return trip to his table revealed his seat had been vacated, suggesting he's among those who haven't been so lucky with their final all-ins.

Tags: Allen KesslerBernard LeeMartin Staszko