Palma Pressures Opponent

  • Big Stax 300 Main Event
  • Level 17 (3000/6000/1000)
  • Total Entries: 1785
  • Players Left: 184
  • Average Stack: 291,000
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Nicholas Palma, Day 2 Level 17

Nicholas Palma started Day 2 with 255k and was still working with a similar stack on the bubble. He used that stack to full effect by putting his opponent to a very tough river decision. On a board of 8h5cJd3s8s, Palma check/raised his opponent’s bet of 60k. The wager would put his opponent all-in and would leave Palma crippled if he were to call and lose. After the clock was called, Palma’s opponent eventually relinquished his hand, waiting for a better spot with the money bubble near.

No hands were shown but it is a good example of the type of pressure one can use on the money bubble. Palma certainly knows this as well, he has $976k in live earnings and is a seasoned pro on the circuit. He already has nine cashes in 2017 totaling ~$25k in earnings.