Now that the gap between the big and small stacks has widened, we are starting to see some more aggressive action here on Day 1F of the Grand Prix Canada.
Both three-bets and pre-flop all ins are becoming a more common occurrence, and Maxime Theroux just had the fortunate timing and position to take advantage of both.
With the blinds at 1K/2.5K, the action was opened from early position to 10K before Dave St-Maurice made a three-bet-shove with his 29K stack. Maxime Theroux, two spots behind St-Maurice, quickly went all in over the top for nearly 100K. For a few moments, it was unclear if the isolation raise would work, as several players tanked before folding the action back to the initial raiser, Christopher Wilcox. Wilcox could see the writing on the wall and got out of the way so the all in hands could be tabled.
It was pocket nines for St-Maurice against Theroux’s pocket kings. The board, , provided no help to St-Maurice, allowing Theroux to make a healthy addition to his stack.
Play continues in level 8 with 149 players remaining.