Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Event 11 - 2nd place Brian Poliva

$350 + $50 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 200K/400K Ante 50K

Brian Poliva started heads up with a commanding chip lead but as most poker players know it doesn't take much to change that. A double up or two and positions can be reversed. This is what happened to Poliva tonight heads up against Larry Franks.

The first double up occurred when Franks opened for one million pre-flop and was called by Brian. Larry bet another million on the A♣Q♠8♣ flop. Brian moved all in and Larry snap called with A-K. Brian only had 9-8 for bottom pair. The turn was another ace and Brian was drawing dead. This evened up the chip counts somewhat, putting Brian at roughly 14 million and Larry at 10 million.

A few hands later with the board reading QT4♣3 Larry moved all in, a huge overbet, and was almost instantly called by Brian who announced "two pair" as he turned over T-3. Unfortunately for him, Larry had flopped a bigger two pair with T-4. The river was a jack and Larry now had a commanding chip lead of 20 million to 4 million.

Brian Poliva (Nutley, NJ) - 2nd place - $24,137

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