Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

From Short Stack to Over a Million

[user153638] • Nivel 24: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Earlier today Tony Ruberto began the final 15 players as the short stack, but he refused to go down without a fight. Now he finds himself with over a million in chips!

In a recent hand, Bill Burford opened for 50,000 and then called when Ruberto three-bet to 150,000, which led to a {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop. Ruberto bet 145,000 from the big blind, and Burford immediately asked, "What is it?"

The dealer broke it down and then Burford tanked for a solid two minutes before moving all in. Ruberto sort of shrugged and then spiked in some chips to signify a call.

"You have a queen?" Ruberto asked. Burford shook his head in the negative and sheepishly turned over the {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Ruberto then showed a weak queen with the {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}.

"I wanted you to fold," Burford explained.

Ruberto was a big favorite, but the {J-Clubs} turn put him in more danger as Burford picked up an open-ended straight draw.

"Deuce," one of Ruberto's supporters called from the rail, and right on cue the dealer burned and put out the {2-Clubs}. Ruberto doubled big on the hand while Burford was left shaking his head.

Jucător Fise Progres
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
us 1,100,000 500,000
Bill Burford us
Bill Burford
us 221,000 -629,000

Taguri: Bill BurfordTony Ruberto