Albert Ng Eliminated by Early Big Stack Michael Faulkner

Michael Faulkner

Michael Faulkner

Players: 111/124
Blinds: 75/150 ante 25

Michael Faulkner raised to 400 from under the gun and AlbertNg reraised to 1,200 behind him. Ng called and they went heads-up to a flop of [KdTs3s]. Faulkner checked, Ng made a small bet, and Faulkner called.

The turn was the [6d]. Faulkner checked again and Ng bet 14,000 into the pot of 5,000 chips or so. Faulkner thought for a bit, then check-raised all in, having Ng's 27,000 chips covered by a few thousand. Ng called and tabled [QsJs] for straight and flush draws. Faulkner held [AhKh] for top pair.

"Woah," said the dealer before he burned and turned the river.

The river was the [3h] and the kings held to send Ng to the rail.

A tablemate immediately chimed in about the pot. "I don't know if it's better for you to have all the chips or Albert to be gone."

It is a dilemma. Do you want two solid players at your table or one with enough chips to push people around?

Faulkner certainly has chips to do some damage with now. He is up to 60,000 early in the day.