Charder Grinding Short-Stack

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 10:20 PM
  • Level 23 (12000/24000/4000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Left: 22
  • Average Stack: 1,015,000

Christian Harder has been short for the entirety of Day 2 play. He just got some value in a small pot vs Mike Lavenburg and improves to just shy of 30 big blinds.

Lavenburg opened the pot from the hijack to 51k and Harder defended his big blind.

Flop: 4♥Q♥Q♣ Pot: 142k


Turn: 4♠

Harder bet 35k and was called.

River: J♠ Pot: 212k

Harder fired a larger bet on the end, 140k and was quickly called by Lavenburg.

Harder showed the Q♠J♣ for the nuts and rakes the pot of 492k. He now has ~700k, likely his high-water mark in this tournament.