With a relatively short stack, Cole Skye pushed all 66,000 chips in his name in front of him. He got a unique caller in Alain Lavoie. When there was no more action, Skye tabled his hand: and looked expectantly at Lavoie. Lavoie smiled and tabled his hand: . Skye looked to the ceiling with a well-known “of course” look on his face.
They both spiked an ace on the window: . The on the turn bothered no one and changed nothing. The river was another story: ; giving the win to Skye with two pairs. The hand left Lavoie with barely 15,000 chips. Playground dealer and ever the gentleman, Cole smiled apologetically and said, “I know I was supposed to die here…”, as he stacked his 151,000 chips, now just a little below the average.
So Skye gets some much needed chips and Lavoie is reduced to chose one of the next 3 hands to tempt fate before the blinds hit him.
The tournament is a few eliminations away from the money, the play will go into hand-per-hand mode shortly.