Level 26 (20,000/40,000/4,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 8
Chip Average: 1,350,000
Mickey Woll returned from break as the biggest stack at this BPPS 500 Final Table but he’s been cut down in back-to-back hands as the shorter stacks of Steven Sarmiento and Nate Parenti have taken close to a quarter of his stack over the first 15 minutes of Level 26.
The first hand saw Woll open 85,000 from middle position only to see Sarmiento move all-in from the button for just under 300,000 total.
Woll would make the easy mathematical call but he’d need to hit to score the knockout as Sarmiento held to Woll’s . The board would run out clean enough for the short stack as his high cards would be enough to score the double, giving him a now more workable over 10 big blind stack.
The next hand would see another crack be dealt to Woll’s stack as he’d call a 55,000 chip bet from Parenti on a board of after Woll had opened the action pre-flop and Parenti defended his big blind.
Parenti would curb his aggression, check calling the turn card for 150,000 before leading out for 300,000 after the complete the board.
“You back doored me huh?” Woll would say before folding after a minute in the tank.
Parenti is now comfortably over the chip average while Mickey Woll is under the 2,000,000 mark for the first time in the last two levels.