Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

It's Guacamole Poker Time

Marc Etienne Blais, known as "Guacamole Poker" in Quebec (a fact confirmed by 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel as seen below), opened for 5,100 from early position only to have Nicholas Verkaik three-bet to 13,300. Blais made the call and then checked the {K-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop.

Verkaik took the opportunity to bet 8,500, and then called when Blais woke up with a check-raise to 29,200. When the {10-Clubs} peeled off on the turn, Blais simply moved all in and put Verkaik to the test. The latter spent a solid eight minutes in the tank before conceding the hand.

Despite that lose, Verkaik is still having a good Day 2 after starting on a small stack.

Marc Etienne Blais 175,000 40,000
Nicholas Verkaik ca 50,000 30,300

Tagit: Marc Etienne BlaisNicholas Verkaik