Laliberté Crippled, Then Busted
Steve O'Dwyer raised to 13,500 from middle position, then Guy Laliberté reraised all in for about 95,000 from the hijack seat. Timothy Adams called all in for 85,000 out of the big blind, and O'Dwyer folded.
Laliberté tabled the , but was behind the that Adams held.
The board ran out in favor of Adams when it came , and he earned the double up.
Laliberté was left with 9,000, and then had 8,500 after posting his ante for the next hand. He moved all in from middle position without looking, then Noah Schwartz raised behind him to 20,000 to isolate. Everyone folded, leaving Laliberté at risk with the against Schwartz's .
The board came , and Laliberté was eliminated.
This hand provides an occasion to review a concept first introduced by David Sklansky to talk about the difference in strength between hands one raises with and hands one calls a raise with, namely, the "gap concept." Read more about how the hand reminds us of this idea at Learn.PokerNews in "Lessons from the 2014 PCA: Mind the Gap."