Event 30, PPO

Event 30 (Day 2): Pisano Makes The Right Call, The River Says Otherwise

PPO Event 30
Level 21 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 115
Remaining Players: 6
Chip Average: 766,000

We’ve mentioned a few times that James Pisano has avoided big pots throughout this ‘Deep Stack’ tournament but he just played the biggest pot of the tournament against ‘Richie Tenenbaum’. Action was picked up with Tenenbaum opening to 40,000 and, next to act, Pisano three-bet to 175,000.

The rest of the table folded back around to Tenenbaum, who quickly four-bet all-in. Pisano immediately asked the dealer to bring in his bet and when she cut down Tenenbaum’s stack, it was 575,000 more to call. Pisano went into the tank, bringing up the fact that he stayed clear of these spots in the past. This time though, it was almost unavoidable and when he called, he was happy he did.

Tenenbaum shook his head and threw over K♠J and Pisano shot from his chair and screamed, “Let’s go!”, loud enough for the entire room to hear before tabling A♠K.

There was close to 1,300,000 in the pot and Tenenbaum was drawing to just three immediate outs and after the 10♥74 flop, his back was against the ropes. The 9 was an interesting card to fall on the turn, as it gave Pisano a flush draw but also added some double-gutter outs for the short stack.

One of those outs came on the river, as the 8 spiked to complete Tenenbaum’s straight while sending Pisano away from the table in a rush of disbelief. When he returned, he took his seat behind just over 200,000, while his opponent, the anonymously named ‘Richie Tenenbaum’ could only smile as he stacked up just shy of 1,400,000.

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