MSPT Showdown Series
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

"Almost There"

SantanaBandana • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Griffin Benger and Baz Karam checked on a flop of {8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Tommy Miller tossed out 11,000, both Benger and Karam called, and the turn was the {4-Clubs}.

Benger quickly checked, and Karam went into the tank. He tanked, and tanked, and tanked.

"Almost there," he said after nearly 90 seconds of silence.

"Almost there?" Benger echoed. "With your decision? Your hand?"

Karam didn't reply.

The rest of the table then started debating what "almost there" actually meant. Jay Dragland thought it might mean the next pay jump. Matt Jarvis was simply confused.

"This is the weirdest hand ever," he said flatly.

Karam finally checked, and Miller checked behind.

The river was the {5-Diamonds}, Benger led out for 20,000, and neither of his opponents called.

"OK," Jarvis said. "Let's get back to playing poker."

Chip Counts
Griffin Benger ca 310,000
Tommy Miller US 172,000 -41,000
Baz Karam LB 42,500 -51,000

Tags: Baz KaramGriffin BengerJay DraglandMatt JarvisTommy Miller