- Big Stax XXVI 1500 5:30 PM
- Level 26 (25,000/50,000/50,000)
- Players Remaining: 3
Silence could be heard from the cheering section of Joe “Worm” Palma, as he battled from a near knockout vs Thai Ha. Worm opens from the button for 110k, Ha 3 bets to 375k and Worm calls.
Flop: 8♠3♦3♥ Ha leads for 250k, worm calls
Turn: 7♥ check-check
River: 9♥ Ha bets 775k, Worm tanks then calls, Ha shows his K♠9♣ and Worm shakes his head and flashes and A with a face card kicker. He is left with just 1.1 million in chips.
A couple hands later Worm shoves from the button with his remaining 960k. Ha thinks, then ends up calling and shows his A♣J♦ and a relaxed worm states “Well, you’re ahead, but I’m going to hit,” and shows his A♥5♦. Ha almost gets the knockout when the 5♣ shows up on the river to give Worm the double.