Pot Limit O8 can be a slow game, but sometimes, in the right atmosphere, it can really be an aggressive supercharged game of cards and today, it seems like the ingredients are there for an all-action no holds barred face off.
We've already witnessed some exciting developments.
Here's the latest.
Chambers Of Horrors (OUT - 9th)
Tom Chambers popped it up to $35,000 preflop and Casey Kastle, who had already picked up a few small pots, made the call from the big blind.
The two players went heads up to the flop, which came A♦ K♦ Q♠.
Check, check was the exciting action precipated by this.
The turn was the 3♣ and now things really did kick off!
Now the fireworks really did start, Kastle lighting the fuse by counting out a pot size bet of $75,000, only to see Chambers put his fingers behind his remaining chips and push them over the line!
$138,000 more chips for Kastle to call, which would have left him short with $100,000 if he called and lost.
Eventually after much soul searching and finger gesturing...HE CALLED!
Cards on their backs, Chambers showed down a set of aces in A♥ K♥ A♠ 9♥ whilst Kastle had the nut low draw, a gutshot wheel draw and a 7 high flush draw in 7♦ 7♠ 4♣ 2♦.
A potentially crucial $450,000 pot was brewing and the oh so important river was ...the 6♦!
Kastle had made his low and also a flush to scoop the pot and propel him into the chip lead, meaning Tom Chambers is OUT, eliminated in 9th spot, winning $19,656.
As it stands there are several short stacks on the edge of elimination, and we will likely be facing elimination shortly barring some lucky double ups.
Here are the current standings, courtesy of worldseriesofpoker.com.
|Casey Kastle ||$580,000 |
|Erik Seidel ||$400,000 |
|Jon Maren ||$320,000 |
|Martin Klaser ||$280,000 |
|Joseph Haddad ||$180,000 |
|Michael Fetter ||$160,000 |
|Chad Brum ||$87,000 |
|Larry Wright ||$62,000 |