Nachman Berlin, runner-up to Andre Akkari in Event No. 43 ($1,500 NLHE), had built up his starting stack early on today but recently has found himself running in place a bit.
Just now Berlin watched an early position player raise to 1,000, then Berlin reraised to 3,800, forcing folds all around, including from the original raiser.
On the next hand, Berlin was playing the aggressor again, opening with a raise to 1,025 from the hijack seat. The player on the button reraised to 2,600, the blinds folded, and Berlin called.
The flop came and Berlin checked. His opponent bet 2,500, and Berlin quickly called. The turn brought the and another check from Berlin. This time his opponent fired 6,000, and Berlin instantly tossed his cards to the dealer.
Berlin finds himself right about at 30,000 as we approach the halfway point of Level 5.