Level 6 (300/600/75)
Day 1A entries: 66
Five levels down, seven to go. Some short stacks are feeling the pinch while others are eager to double up or rebuy, so it's rare to see two big stacks going after each other.
Such was the case when we came across a hand in progress between Alex Marler (pictured) and Joe Graybill. On the flop, the board reads T♣8♠3♦ and Graybill check-calls a bet of 3,500 from Marler. The turn brings the 7♣, and Graybill checks again.
Marler thinks for a moment and then bets 7,500. Now Graybill goes into the tank, thinking for nearly a full minute, before announcing he's all in. As he counts down his stack, the bet is in the neighborhood of 29,000.
Marler is clearly uncomfortable, finally tossing in his cards with a half-hearted, "Good bet."
Joe Graybill - 54,000
Alex Marler - 69,500