Championship Day 1B: Failed Bluffs Everywhere

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)

Blinds 400/800 Ante 100

Natasha Barbour made a minimum raise to 8K after her opponent bet 4K on the A-K-x-3-A board. Her opponent thought for a moment, called, and turned over K-Q. Barbour mucked her hand and was down to under 15K.

Andy “Cong” Pham bet 12K on a 8s4h2s flop and after peeking back at his cards, his opponent made the call. The turn was the Kc and now Pham took a turn looking at his cards. “All in,” he said. “I call,” his opponent said quickly, and with good reason as he had flopped a set of deuces. Pham was caught with his hand in the cookie jar as he only held AdJs/ The river was the 6h and Pham had to send almost 40K over to his opponent, leaving him with approximately 30K.

Bluffing it seems doesn’t always work. Especially when someone flops a set (or thinks you are full of it). There are 67 players remaining with 20 minutes left in Level 9.