Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total BPPS Entrants: 272
Players Remaining: 9
Chip Average: 880,000
John Manzella mistakenly thought that this final table started at 1 PM, so his stack went unattended for the first half hour of play and he likely wish he didn’t play his first hand back. That’s because he just lost a sizable portion of his stack to Justin Kadet, as Kadet just picked off a ill-timed bluff with pocket aces.
That hand was picked up with Manzella limping in middle position and after a few folds, Kadet raised to 68,000. Manzella called to see the flop and both players checked to the turn.
Manzella check-called the turn card after Kadet bet 80,000 and the late arriver then led the river card for 80,000. Kadet thought for a few seconds and then called, only to see Manzella turn over for nothing more than king high.
Kadet then tabled and his pocket pair was good enough to take in the pot, although he was forced to tread carefully with two queens on board. Nevertheless, he’s now playing the better part of 800,000, while John Manzella has quickly dropped below the chip average.