Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Championship: Water Boy, Not Bubble Boy

$2500 + $200 Championship Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Super short stack Joe Gibbons (Tarpon Springs, FL), is all in and more than doubles-up when he turns a full house with pocket 8s.

Gibbons, who is now known as the "water boy" after being featured in the blog on Day 1B, sees a flop with Nick Salimbene (Brick, NJ) and Allen Kessler (Las Vegas, NV).

After all three players checked the flop, Gibbons checks the turn, Salimbene bets 28k, Kessler calls and Gibbons moves all in yelling, "the water boy could be the bubble boy."  A crowd draws around Table 6 to see the action.

Salimbene calls 22k more and Kessler folds. Gibbons shows the full house and Salimbene has pocket 9s. He misses his two outer on the river and sends 40k to Gibbons, who is at more than 100k after than hand.

And his stack keeps growing.

On the next hand, Gibbons gets pocket 8s again and ends up with a straight.  The water boy, who dropped to as low as 20k, is now up to 200k.

This table is working hard at trying to break the bubble as they're playing pots.  One hand prior to Gibbon's back-to-back pocket 8s, Salimbene and Vinny Maglio (Revere, MA) played a pot to the river with Salimbene winning with a rivered straight.

Hand-for-hand play continues.

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