Samuel Chartier is certainly one of the most experienced players in the field, and just now on table 19 he played a hand and got huge value on the river and stacked a pot that will give him a good lift going into the bubble and beyond.
We arrived at the table on the turn with already dealt and Luigi Fantigrossi contemplating whether to call Sam’s bet of 17K. The put was already substantial through action before we got to the table, and Luigi called the bet. The river was dealt.
Sam thought about the situation for a few seconds before putting out a massive bet of 68K – half of his remaining red 5K chips were in the stack. Action was back on Luigi – and before long he tossed in a purple T500 chip to call – and then immediately mucked his cards upon seeing Sam’s .
Meanwhile, after almost a full level of play today, there are just 48 players remaining – just 8 off the money.