The shorter stacks in the field are beginning to feel the pressure now . The big stacks still have lots of room to maneuver, but many more players find themselves in shove-or-fold territory.
Here’s how this dynamic just played out in a recent hand: David Simard moved all in from under the gun for 37K before his neighbour, Richard Sysko, went all in over the top for 44.5K. The action then moved to the big stack at the table, Konstatin Shukhman, who woke up with Ace-queen offsuit. After asking for the counts, Shukhman mulled over his options and eventually found the fold button, despite all the chips in the middle. Hands were tabled; it was for Simard against Sysko’s pocket nines. The board ran out ; it was the flop the both players wanted to see, but Sysko got the best of it.
Play continues in level 15 with 35 players remaining.