With the ante-only format creating pots of 250 before the cards are even dealt, the action has been escalating quickly on subsequent streets, as players must size their bets accordingly in proportion to the pot. The action so far has resembled a shallow-stacked cash game, with players finding their way into all-in pots holding merely coin flip hands during the first level of play.
We saw Paul Lieu take advantage of this fact recently, when he raised and reraised his way into an all-in confrontation with a player seated to his direct left.
After all of the chips were in the middle, the opponent tabled , which was crushed by Lieu's . After the flop brought no kings or Broadway cards, the other player stood to make his exit from the tournament floor.
"Nice hand there lucky," he offered as a parting shot to Lieu, who was already stacking his newly acquired chips.
"Lucky?" shot back Lieu. "No luck needed... I had the best hand."
"Just a joke buddy, nice hand," replied the defeated player. "I'll see you guys tomorrow."