$1,000+$60+$500 Super Knockout Bounty
Semi-Turbo 8-Handed NLH
Level 19: Blinds 4000/8000/16000
Average chips: 246,429
Down to a blind and a half on the stone bubble, it seemed that Dominic D’amico was destined to bring the other players into the money. He’s folded in spots no one would so far, and even passes on – saving himself from Konrad Drazyk’s which somehow get no action.
“You deserve to make it, ” Joseph Capella told him. Capella himself was playing carefully, limp folding a claimed to Ajay’s shove. “The nittiest fold I’ve ever made…I’m embarrassed by what I just folded.”
Unfortunately, that comment to D’amico would come at least in part at Joseph’s expense. With the blinds coming round, Dominic finally found a hand to go with, dropping his 6,000 in the pot. He got a call from Pupillo, and then Capella happily jammed .
However, his face fell when D’amico turned over . No one thought Dominic could be so fortunate. He quadrupled.
From there, he doubled again with vs Pupillo and woke up with vs Ajay, getting himself out of the cellar, improbably.
Meanwhile, plenty of action.
Tony Ruberto struck out at Wang on 1, making him fold after a several minute tank.
However he then made a loose jam with over Michael Wang, doubling Wang to 300,000, whose took it down.
Diebold took two medium pots to chip up significantly on table 2.
Will Failla, not in danger, got caught in a costly bluff, check raising flop and shoving turn dead into Todd Ivens turned flush.
“I caught my card,” Will quipped.
D’amico, on the other hand, was growing confident and said he hadn’t had queens yet. Capella listed a bunch of hands he wasn’t folding, including Ace-queen, but Dominic needled him by saying “again?”
Orville Arthur, meanwhile faded two all-ins – he bought in for 10 bigs at the reg deadline and is keeping to his plan of cashing.
Shang Dai made a great decision not to go with top pair versus a shover’s jacks. Relief.
In the end, it came back to the unlucky Will, who got it all in with . Diebold the big blind called blind and improved, sending us into the money – finally.