Griffin Mason has been comfortably seated on table 26 for most of the day, a table that has been insanely over-chipped in the latter half of the evening, with two of the top three players seated there. He was holding his own all day, taking pots and keeping his stack hovering around the average – but in two back to back hands at the end of the night, both against Senthuran Vijayaratnam, he found his coveted double-up-plus.
Senthuran had been on a downturn for a couple of levels after losing what has to be termed a cooler when his middle Ace was out-kicked by an opponent’s higher kicker. And with the final few hands imminent, and action folded to him in the small blind, he chose to shove. Griffin was covered, but only just, and took a while to work out his choice… and finally called.
The board cards by the end of the hand brought no joy for Senthuran: . Neither player connected, so Griffin’s King-high was good – he then counted out his 4.480M to be matched by his neighbour.
Just one hand later, Senthuran was all in from the button, and it took no time at all for Griffin to call this time.
The flop alone almost sealed the deal: and the turn and river locked it in tight: . Senthuran hit the rail while Griffin is certain, now, to make it Day 3 action.