Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

Shak Gets the Maximum With Rockets

Cottrellmkw • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dan Shak

Dan Shak opened to 16,000 from the cutoff and action folded to the small blind, who three-bet enough to effectively put Shak all in. Shak responded by pushing the remainder of his chips into the middle and the small blind made the call with the larger stack to put Shak at risk.

Dan Shak: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Small Blind Player: {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Though Shak was at risk, he was way ahead of his opponent. The {4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop changed nothing and the {2-Clubs} wrapped up the hand as Shak starting counting out his stack while the meaningless {j-Hearts} river was dealt. The rest of the table seemed to think Shak had been handed an absolute gift, with one player remarking that Shak "hasn't raised since Lincoln died". Certainly a double this close to the money bubble is a gift no matter how it comes.

Player Chips Progress
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