Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Melting Away

[user140525] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

This group seems more focused on the impending money bubble than most $10k fields. Plenty of short stacks are getting shorter and shorter and shorter, and other players, even those with sizable stacks, seem to taking an extra few seconds (or minutes) to make every decision. We've heard the clock called in a few spots and expect that some fed-up players will be using it more often. They're still 17 players out of the money.

Tony Cousineau isn't going to be able to blind away for that long, but he's looking for the right spot to risk his chips. Action folded to Vanessa Selbst in the small blind in one hand we just witnessed, and she raised to 12,000. Rather than let her steal his blind or ship, Cousineau called, leaving himself about 55,000 behind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}, and Selbst bet. Cousineau folded, much to Selbst's disappointment. She showed {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a flopped boat.

Tags: Vanessa SelbstTony Cousineau