Friday, January 18, 2013

Event 2: Pond Is Drained

$350 + $50 + $100 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)  

Rickie Pond (Farmingdale, NJ) had an impressive 11 bounty chips out on the felt behind his 240,000 stack.  Unfortunately when the dust settled he would give up the one that counts to the tournament chip leader, James Sparacio.

Action began with Pond raising a 5,300 bet to 20,000 from the cut-off.  Sparacio pops it to 60,000 total.  Pond is the only caller.

On a flop of 6 7 8♣ , Pond checks and James pushes out 100,000.  Pond double checked his K 10.  With the flush draw, gutter, and two live cards, Pond ships another 80,000 and the monster stack insta-calls and tables A♠Q .

Board bricks for Pond as a 5♠ and 8 sends him to the rail in 53rd Place for $998.

Meanwhile Sparacio pads his lead to 800,000.

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