Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha

Pulusani Doubles to Take Commanding Chip Lead

mattohalloran • Level 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Sandeep Pulusani

No-Limit Hold'em

Aden Salazar opened from the button for 700,000 and got called by both other players. He continued for 600,000 on the {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop. Sandeep Pulusani, the small blind, raised to 1,800,000. Esther Taylor got out of the way before Salazar moved all in. Pulusani snap called and the players were off to the races.

Sandeep Pulusani: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Aden Salazar: {7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

Pulusani had Salazar crushed, with over 95% equity. When the {4-Hearts} hit the felt on the turn, Salazar was left drawing dead. The {a-Diamonds} completed the board, much to the disappointment of Taylor, who said she had folded ace-three.

Pulusani scooped the pot, doubling up and moving into the chip lead. Salazar, who entered the day as the chip leader and has enjoyed a very large stack all day long, suddenly finds himself as the short stack at the table.

Player Chips Progress
Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 18,450,000 9,925,000
Aden Salazar us
Aden Salazar
us 4,200,000 -8,175,000

Tags: Aden SalazarEsther TaylorSandeep Pulusani