Norecia Austin, who finished fifth in the $360 MSPT Regional held here at Golden Gates early this week, is hoping to keep the ball rolling, but thus far Day 1a hasn't treated her well.
In a recent hand, Norecia limped under the gun and Karen Novotny, who was to her immediate left, did the same. The blinds both came along, and four players saw a flop of . Action checked to Novotny, who bet 600. The blinds both folded, and Austin opted to call to see the turn, which both players checked.
When the completed the board on the river, Austin checked for a third time and Novotny bet 1,500. It did the trick as Austin released her hand.