Beahm In A Tough Seat

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 8:30 PM
  • Level 23 (12000/24000/4000)
  • Total Entries: 2805
  • Players Remaining: 78
  • Average Stack: 1,078,000
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Ben Beahm, Day 2 Level 23

The top two stacks after dinner belonged to Ron Sims and Nate Lindquist. Those two players are sitting to Beahm’s direct left, putting him in a rather tough seat. One way to counter-act that is to make very strong hands, which is exactly what just happened for Beahm.

Beahm opened to 55k from the hijack and was flatted by only Lindquist on the button.

Flop: 5♥9♦6♠ Pot: 182k

Beahm continued with a bet of 65k and was called.

Turn: 3♠ Pot: 312k

Beahm bet 140k and was called.

River: 9♠ Pot: 592k

Beahm did not let off the gas at all and slid out a bet of 300k, about 1/3rd of his remaining stack. Lindquist thought for a few moments before flicking in a few chips indicating a call. Beahm tabled the 9♣9♥ for quads and took down the 1.192M chip pot. After the hand, he is working with ~1.8M and has improved his leverage in the event despite having to play out of position against the two larger stacks.