Championship: 120k Pot – Chop it Up

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Level 8: Blinds: 300/600/75
58 players remaining, 34k avg (57 bb)

(l-r) Rose, Haas & Garcia
(l-r) Rose, Haas & Garcia

Mark Rose (Orlando) and Brian Haas (Orlando) both have more than 60k and are casually chatting, Rose in the small blind, Haas in the big blind, when things get serious.

After Lance Garcia (Houston) opens the betting UTG, Rose three-bets to 4,100, followed by:

Haas: 9,300
Rose: 18k
Haas: 75k all in
Rose: calls with less (60k)

The 6-bet all-in and a call reveals two premium hands, but no advantage as they both turn over AK.

“Pretty aggressive,” says one player at the table.

“Yeah,” says Haas, “we were talking and then everything got quiet.”

Instead of producing a chip leader, Haas and Rose pull back their bets and split Garcia’s chips and the antes.