"That was a horrible spin down," said Simon Deadman as we talked about his untimely demise from Event #49. One minute Deadman was flying high, the next he was heading to the rail via the cashier's cage.
The start of Deadman's downward spiral saw him open to 12,000 from the cutoff and face a three-bet to 29,000 from Sergei Stazhkov on the button. Deadman went into the tank before emerging with an all-in bet, a bet that was instantly called.
Deadman was in a typical coinflip with Stazhkov, a coinflip he would ultimately lose as the board ran out . To add insult to injury, Deadman had to help Stazhkov count his stack after the dealer seemed to refuse to count them! The amount was 225,500 and it left Deadman with just 62,000 chips.
Down to 10 big blinds, Deadman open-shoved from the hijack seat and the big blind called. Deadman tabled and was up against for another race. Once more, Deadman lost as the flop improved the big blind to a full house, rendering the meaningless and the river even more so.