Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Frankenberger Runs Into a Monster

• Nivel 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Andy Frankenberger opened with a raise in early position, but the dealer had already pulled it in by the time we walked up. That's because David "Bakes" Baker had three-bet an additional 4,200 from middle position, and those were the only chips out in the betting area. Frankenberger took a long pause and then stacked the call into the pot.

The flop brought {8-Diamonds} {4-Spades} {8-Clubs}, and the action stalled on the deliberate Frankenberger. After a minute or more, he checked, and Bakes fired 7,700 at the pot. Neither us nor Bakes heard Frankenberger's announcement, but the dealer spoke up. "Player is all in." It was about 40,000 total, maybe a bit less.

"He's all in?" Bakes asked. "I call." He confidently tabled {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs}, and Frankenberger's inferior {9-Clubs} {9-Spades} was in miserable shape. The turn and river {8-Spades} and {7-Spades} were both close but no cigar, and Frankenberger has been whisked away.

With that knockout, Bakes climbs to about 125,000.

Taguri: David BakerAndy Frankenberger