2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 Lone Star Poker Series partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event 34 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Rebuys

Event Info

Players 320

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

How to Play a Big Stack

Layne Flack is playing his big stack quite superbly in my opinion. The timing of his bets is spot on. He’s been able to extract the maximum from a hand -- like when he had queens full against Dario Alioto -- or to put a huge amount of pressure on the shorter stacks, like when he forced Dan Markowsky to fold when there were three clubs on board.

It hard to see how anyone can stop him at the moment without getting a hot run of cards.

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The Last Three Hands

Dario Alioto got a walk in his big blind. Then Layne Flack put in a preflop raise from the cutoff, taking the blinds.

In the next hand, Flack and Alioto limped, and both blinds (Makowsky and Fernandez) came along. The flop was {3-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. Makowsky checked, Fernandez bet 160,000, and all folded.

The Flack Attack Continues

Daniel Makowsky raised to 140,000, and Layne Flack called from the small blind. The flop came {K-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. Both players checked. The turn was the {3-Hearts} and Flack quickly bet 300,000.

Makowsky stared at the board for a while, then looked back at his chips. He let it go. Yet another pot for Flack.

Flack Likes Queens

In the first hand of five-handed play, Layne Flack raised to 120,000, and Dario Alioto called.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Both players checked. Both also checked the {J-Spades} turn. The river was the {7-Diamonds} and Flack bet 200,000. Alioto thought a bit, and made the call.

Flack showed Q-Q-7-2 for queens full of sevens, claiming a nice-sized pot.

The hand after that, Flack and Alioto limped to see a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Flack bet 100,000 and Alioto folded. Flack showed Q-Q-x-x as he took the smaller pot.

Kyle Kloeckner Eliminated in 6th Place ($144,427)

Kyle Kloeckner - 6th Place
Kyle Kloeckner - 6th Place
Layne Flack limped, Daniel Makowsky completed from the small blind, and Kyle Kloeckner checked from the big blind.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and all checked. The turn was the {K-Hearts}. Kloeckner checked, Flack bet 80,000, Makowsky folded, and Kloeckner reraised all in. Flack called.

Kloeckner: {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Flack: {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Tough break for Kloeckner, as his deuces full of kings was crushed by Flack's sixes full of deuces. The river was the {A-Diamonds} and Kloeckner was out in sixth.

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Makowsky Picks Up Chips from Alioto

It folded to Dario Alioto who raised to 120,000 from the small blind. Daniel Makowsky repotted it to 360,000 from the big blind, leaving himself 325,000 behind. Alioto called.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Alioto checked, Makowsky shoved, and Alioto folded. Makowsky showed A-A-9-x as he took the pot.

Two Small Ones

1. Kyle Kloeckner raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and it folded around to Ted Forrest who folded in the big blind.

2. Dario Alioto got a walk in his big blind.

All or Nothing

Jacobo Fernandez and Layne Flack each got a walk in his big blind.

Good Timing for Kloeckner

Dario Alioto and Daniel Makowsky each got a walk in his big blind.

Then Layne Flack -- eyeing Kloeckner's small stack in the big blind -- raised pot to 140,000 from middle position. It folded to Kloeckner who made the call.

Kloeckner happened to have picked up a good hand here -- {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Flack had {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}, then the {2-Hearts} on the turn gave Kloeckner the nut flush. The river {2-Clubs} didn't matter, and Kloeckner doubled up.

He'll Need the Strength

Ted Forrest, our second shortest stack, is tucking into a big sandwich. He obviously hasn't given up yet and will need the extra fuel if he is to stage a comeback.

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