$400+$50 Almighty Stack NLH Re-Entry
Level 6: Blinds 400/800/800 BB Ante
Spotted in the middle of the field was Mike Linster, a WPT Champions Club Member with more than $1.8 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Thanks to the leveling effect of tournament poker, average Joe’s can play alongside professionals — everyone gets the same amount of chips with which to play.
Thanks to the luck of the random seat draw, one of those amateur players, Allan Lubin, is seated to Mike’s left. He seems resigned to having such an accomplished poker pro on his right (better than on his left!).
Allan is a Borgata regular with total live earnings of more than $177,000, about one-tenth of Mike’s. Nevertheless, on the tournament felt, they’re equals, playing with the same cards and by the same rules. On any given day, the cards can run with you or against you — it’s all about working your stack as best you can, given whatever hands you’re dealt.