Kalas Risks Stack Near Bubble

  • Big Stax XXI 1100 3:15 PM
  • Level 18 (4000/8000/1000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Remaining: 59
  • Average Stack: 378,000
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Kane Kalas, Day 2 Level 18

The bubble is approaching and play will likely slow down for the next level or so as a guaranteed pay-out is right around the corner. Kalas, however, put his stack at risk and put a ton of pressure on his opponent in the following hand.

Kalas opened from the hijack to 22k and 3-bet by the button to 70k. Kalas made the call and they took a flop heads-up.

Flop: 3♥9♣5♣ Pot: 160k

Kalas checked. Villain bet 65k and was called.

Turn: 10♣ Pot: 290k

Now, Kalas took the lead in the hand by shoving 270k right into the aggressor. Our villain had Kalas covered by ~100k and after taking his time on the decision, decided to fold. Kalas picks up the 290k middle with no showdown and improves his stack to 560k, well above the average.