We joined Alan Cavanagh on the horns of a preflop dilemma. Chipped up and raising frequently, he suddenly found himself in a tricky spot.
After Vaidas Siriunas had limped in early position, Cavanagh had raised it up with pocket sevens. Suddenly Siriunas, once the action returned to him, moved all-in for around 86k – around half Cavanagh’s stack.
“Are you fed up with me raising?” Cavanagh asked, looking to glean a little extra information to inform his choice. Eventually, reluctantly, he laid down his sevens down face-up. With a knowing smile, Siriunas passed his cards over to Cavanagh to have a look. Cavanagh opened them to the entire table with a groan. Pocket sixes!
“I nearly, nearly called,” a distraught Cavanagh claimed. “You just had enough!” [to make me fold.] Siriunas is up to around the 100k mark while Cavanagh, despite swerving this potentially lucrative spot, is still in prime position to make a run at the title with 165k.