Fish Has New Life After Almost Sunk

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 2:35 PM
  •  Level 26 (25000/50000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 6

(As told from a player in the hand) From the small blind, Matt Shafman opened to 150k, and called by Greg Fish in the BB.

Board ran out 10♦6♦3♦2♦K♣ with Shafman leading every street and Fish calling, including a 790k bet on the river.  Shafman shows his Q♦7♦ for a flush and Fish mucked.

Following this hand, Fish is left with just under 1.1 million in chips and is all in pre flop vs chip leader, Chris Laieta.

Laieta: A♣Q♠

Fish: K♦J♣

Board: A♠7♠J♠6♣J♥ to give Fish, who was drawing pretty slim to the river, trips vs Laieta’s top 2-pair, and a double up for Fish to put him right back in the tournament.