"Give me something good dealer… I want to go all in!"
So said a short-stacked player a moment ago shortly after the announcement came that only three more hands would be played. Such is the strategy for some sitting on the super short stacks -- they'd rather double up right now than come back to their small piles of chips on Day 2.
"Give me something just a little better," cracked a tablemate from the other side.
The next hand was dealt. "Thank you, dealer," said Mr. Short Stack. "I'm all in! Thank you so much." He set his stack of about 9,000 before him. It folded to Mike Zulker on the button. Zulker reraised to knock out the blinds and the two tabled their cards.
Zulker showed and his opponent . "Ohhh," said Zulker's opponent. The flop came . "Ohhh," repeated Mr. Short Stack. The turn was the . "Ohhh," he said again, starting to walk away. And the river was the , and having gotten his wish just moments before, Mr. Short Stack was already on his way out of the Pavilion.
Mike Zulker got what he wanted, too. He has about 73,000 as the final hands of the day are being dealt.