$300+$40+$10 Donation Mike Sica Memorial Seniors NLH
Level 6: Blinds 200/400/400 BB Ante
Arthur Bressler is a retired Civil Engineer for the Port Authority of NY & NJ and is a 9/11 survivor. He was in the first World Trade Center tower on the 82nd floor and got out 20 minutes before it collapsed. As he exited the building, the second tower came crashing down causing what “felt like a hurricane vacuum”. Arthur was scooped up in the whirlwind, thrown and knocked unconscious until a New York first-responding firefighter found him.
He told me another harrowing tale of survival from Wednesday night. He played the $300 Survivor that night and the final 12 players were going to get $3,000 each. With 13 players remaining, he was the shortest stack remaining with only 6,000 chips at a time when the blinds were 8,000/16,000 with 2,000 ante.
Luckily for Arthur, the second-shortest stack only had 9,000 chips and was in the big blind, so all-in before the cards were dealt. He busted out on the bubble and Arthur survived to cash for $3,000. A player called him the “Ultimate Survivor” without even knowing Arthur’s back-story from 9/11.
He wasn’t so lucky in early action today. In the big blind, he defended to see a flop of J 5 4 rainbow and continued to see an Ace on the turn. When an 8 completed the board, his opponent, the original raiser, shoved and Arthur called, saying “the only way you can beat me is with six-seven” because Arthur had 32 suited for the wheel on the turn.
Of course his opponent tabled 76 for the bigger straight to take the pot and felt Arthur. Undeterred, Arthur’s fired another bullet and is back in the seniors event after the first break.
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