Blind on blind, Greg Mueller raised and Pat Pezzin called.
Mueller kept up the aggression on the
flop -- he led out, and then three-bet to a raise from Pezzin, who called.
Bet-call, bet-call on the
river, at which point Mueller flipped over pocket kings to take the pot. Nice.
Mueller: 2.9 million
Pezzin: right back down to 450,000
Meanwhile not much change between the big stacks.
Greg Mueller raised his button and Brown called in the big blind, but barring a bet from Mueller and a call from Brown on the turn, they checked down the
board and Mueller took it down with
Mueller: chip leader on 2.7 million
Brown: chip runner-upper currently on 2.2 million
Pat Pezzin raised out of the small blind and Brown called. He led out on the
flop and called a raise from Brown, but check-folded on the
turn. He has firmly established himself as the short stack on around 700,000 now, but anything can happen.
This could go on for some time -- not only have the stacks evened up somewhat between Chad Brown and Greg Mueller, Pat Pezzin is doing his best to catch up too.
He raised his button and called a reraise from Chad Brown to see a
flop. Brown bet out and Pezzin raised; a call, and they saw a dangerous-looking
turn. Both players checked, and Brown tried one last bet on the
river -- but his
was no good against Pezzin's
and Pezzin is back up above the 1 million mark.
Pat Pezzin raised from the button and got two callers -- family pot!
All three checked the
flop -- very friendly indeed.
They saw a
turn all together, just like a real family, but this time Chad Brown spoiled the party and bet out. Greg Mueller decided to raise and short-stacked Pezzin ducked out of their way, but a call from Brown later and they were at the
Brown now checked and Mueller bet. Brown raised, Mueller reraised, Brown four-bet and Mueller capped it; Brown called. This is not what happy families do.
But fair enough, as Mueller turned over
for the straight flush. Wow. Mueller took the pot and moved into the chip lead on 2.6 million; Brown meanwhile just shook his head sadly and mucked, as he dropped back to second place on 2.2 million.
Greg Mueller: 1.5 million
Pat Pezzin: 640,000
Chad Brown: 3.35 million
...And right back down again for Pezzin.
Greg Mueller raised from the button and got a call from our friend Pezzin in the small blind.
Pezzin tried a check-raise on the
flop, but thereafter eased off and just check-called Mueller's bets on the
river. Mueller turned over
for two pair, and Pezzin just mucked, leaving himself 640,000.
...And some more for Pezzin, whose short stack status apparently provoked him into action.
He raised it up from the small blind and got a call from Chad Brown in the big blind, and then bet out on the
flop. Brown called and then it was his turn to be the aggressor -- Pezzin merely check-called Brown's bets on the
for, well, just ace-high, but Brown couldn't beat it and Pezzin is up to 1.45 million. Mueller is now our short stack on 1 million straight.
A minor recovery for Pat Pezzin, who raised his small blind and got called by Chad Brown in the big.
Pezzin bet out on the
flop and called a raise from Brown; they both then cagily checked down the
river, at which point Pezzin discovered that his
had got lucky against Brown's
The next hand and Pezzin picked up a few more chips when he forced a fold from Greg Mueller on the turn of a
Pezzin's up to 960,000; Mueller's down to a very similar 1 million in chips.
That's enough break time for anyone. Shuffle up and deal!