The blinds are creeping up and the pots are betting bigger in the eleventh level of play in the 6-Max Re-entry.
A hand that was just played on table 51 shows just how quickly a pot can get built. The action was opened to 3.5K, a fairly standard raise with the blinds at 800/1.6K, from the cutoff by Patrick St-Onge. Frederic Pierre, on the button, bumped it up to 9K to play before the small blind, Anish Kumar Sood, moved all in for 23K. The all in drew a cold call from the big blind, Jeremy Galin, before St-Onge got out of the way and Pierre made the call. With over 70K up for grabs, Sood’s tournament life was on the line and there was a potential side pot between Galin and Pierre. But when Galin led out with a small bet on the flop, Pierre realized he would have to find a better spot and quickly made the fold.
Hands were tabled to reveal that both player Sood and Galin had pocket pairs, but Galin got the best of it, both before and on the flop. It was for Sood, and for Galin who flopped a nearly insurmountable lead with top set. Unfortunately for Sood, there was no runner-runner to save his tournament life, as the :kd runout sent the pot Galin’s way.
Play continues in level 11 with 77 players left.