Pablo Santos Cobo got off to a quick start today, pushing his stack up over 50,000 by the end of the first level. He has fallen a bit, however, during Level 2, and had seen his stack dip below the starting 30,000 when the following hand took place.
Three players -- the big blind, a middle position player, and Cobo in the cutoff -- had built a small pot prior to the arrival of a flop. It checked to Cobo who bet 1,200, and both opponents called.
The turn was the . It checked to Cobo again who fired 4,000, and this time only the middle position player called.
The river was the . Cobo's opponent checked, and he bet once again, this time 6,000. His opponent tanked for two full minutes before calling, in response to which Cobo slid his cards forward face down. His opponent started to do the same, but was made to turn over his cards -- for a failed flush turned eights and treys. Cobo's hand was turned over as well -- -- reveavling that he'd fired three barrels but from one opponent couldn't force the fold.
With about 10 minutes to go in Level 2, Cobo slips to 17,000.