It’s been a slow half hour for Alex Kravchenko at the start of level 14. Everyone at the table is in a lull, watching most hands settled pre-flop. The only action the Team PokerStars Pro gets is his own pre-flop raise which gets no takers.
So when Humberto Brenes, also at the table, called the all-in of Shawn Busse, the excitement was enough to get everyone leaning forward. A hand with chips, cards, showdowns and everything. It was brilliant.
Humberto Brenes earlier this week
Or it was for everyone but Brenes. The Team PokerStars Pro could only growl as his kings went up against aces. Busse had made it 8,000 pre-flop and Brenes had re-raised to 26,000 total. Busse then announced all-in which, after a few “whats?”, Brenes agreed to call.
“What can I do?” he asked, the victim of a distinct lack of cards. The flop, turn and river, the first for a while, did nothing to change things.
“Good luck” he said. Brenes out.