The first day of the KSOP GGPoker Premium in Rio de Janeiro has produced some really good stories. In High Roller Light, the first big event in the starting lineup, with a buy-in of R$ 4,000, some of which took place in the ITM bubble, it was already a good thing for players who managed to break into the prize money to pay off. One of them is Elias Neto.
The pro suffered and was close at hour H but found a hand that guaranteed him his first ITM of the stage. With 29 players remaining in the fray, 27 of which will be rewarded, the HR Light event has gone head-to-head and Elias is one of the short-stacked players. He had just over five blinds at the 10,000/20,000 level.
Elias had to look for folds to survive and secure a financial return, and found a good position. In early position, he announces a false all-in for 100,000 (with only 10,000 remaining). No one was interested until the big blind Victor Leão took a long time to decide whether to call.
After a After much deliberation, Victor decided to call with his hand and go up against an opponent with a better hand. In his quest to survive, Elias Neto saw that the flop would be very favorable. Still, Elias joked that missing the 8 on the turn is nearly impossible, a card that would give his opponent two ends, and said poker is difficult.
It’s not the 8, but what happened on the turn Victor Leão’s practice could have changed the outcome of the game. Elias already had doubts, but on the river he could breathe a sigh of relief. The final card on the table was , allowing the shortest stack to four-bet and prompting Elias Neto to double down.
After the hand was over, he managed to keep his ITM and win R$8,000 away from the competition. Victor also lived long enough to ensure his return. Hawker Lights kicks off at 2pm this Thursday and you can watch it on your MundoTV screens.