Event 2: Sandavol Flops Boat, Sinks Opponent

$175 + $25 + $20 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 6: Blinds 200/400

Steve SandovalSteve Stays with Read

On a board of A-A-9-K, Steve Sandoval (Tampa) bets 5k and his opponent raises 10k on top.

“Did we really both flop a full house,” ponders Sandoval, who is virtually all in if he commits any more chips to the pot. “Did you turn the blade on me, this is brutal.”

After replaying the action, Sandoval says he’s all in and gets a call.

Sandoval: T-9-9-6 (9s full of Aces)
Opponent: A-T-8-4 (trip Aces)

The river is a blank and Sandoval gets the double-up to take his stack to 50k (125 bb).

“I figured I was good,” says Sandoval to the player to his right, “but she had a lot of chips and I was confused.”

46 players remain with an average stack of 18k (45 bb); Sandavol’s opponent busts a few hands later after having close to 60k.