Short Stack Ninja

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 9:05 PM
  • Level 23 (12000/24000/4000)
  • Total Entries: 1070
  • Players Left: 37
  • Average Stack: 1,156,000
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Jo Kim. Day 2 Level 23

Jo Kim has been grinding the short-stack for most of Day 2. She started with 185k and hit a high-water mark of ~400k early in the session. She has since been struggling to find her footing in the event but just scored a crucial triple-up.

Jo Kim open shoved 236k from the cutoff, just under 10 big blinds. Chris Csik called on the button before Patrick Lacey moved all-in from the small blind. Csik thought for just a few moments before folding his hand and Kim would be at risk.

Kim J♣10♦ vs Lacey Q♥Q♦ Pot: ~750k

Board: 6♣10♣8♣A♣5♦

Kim finds a flush on the turn and comes from behind to scoop the pot and a full triple-up. She is now over 30 big blinds and has plenty of room to maneuver with just under two hours of play remaining in Day 2.