After getting his A-T cracked all-in preflop by Q-3 of the offsuit variety, by Holmberg, Sjoerd Giesbergs was in short stacked territory.
‘The Dutchman in Beachwear’ was all-in with Kc Jh, first to speak, in the waning moments of the 30,000-60,000 level. It was your classic 12 big blind shove.
Silvio Buccella woke up with a monster on his hands in the small blind — As Ks.
Giesbergs’ rail jumped the rope meant to hold them back so they could watch the carnage up close.
Ad 9d 2s flop was big trouble for the preservation of four-handed play. The 4d meant Giesbergs was drawing dead and Buccella would be getting rich. The Qs finished the board.
It was now a battle of three. In about an hour we had lost five players in quick succession. There are lots of chips relative to the blinds now on the table so there is every chance the knockouts will slow down and we’ll have a bit more paced match for the trophy.