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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Some "Interesting" Button Clicking

Event 1 (Day 2)
Level 24 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 332
Players Remaining: 10
Chip Average: 660,000
Marsel Backa (Waterbury, CT)
The action has opened up over the last few orbits with players utilizing their "deep stacks" to play some pots and put each other to the test.

Most of the action has been with less than stellar holdings as Marsel Backa and Soukha Kachittavong getting involved in a massive three-bet pot that has moved Backa close to the 1,000,000 chip mark. 

The action was picked up with Backa raising from the button to 40,000 and Soukha would three-bet from the small blind to 120,000. 

Back would flat call and both players would then check the [6c][Jd][2s] flop. 

The [10h] would come on the turn and Soukha would fire out a bet of 150,000 and Backa would call, shooting Soukha a glance right before the river. 

The river would pair the board as the [10d] completed the community and again both players would check, both seemingly waving the white flag. 

Soukha would table [Ks][2d] and Backa would respond with [6d][4s], good to win the pot. 

Ryan Eriquezzo would lean over the get a better look at the cards and would mumble something about "clicking buttons" to himself while Backa stacked up his newly won chips. 

Backa would hear Eriquezzo's comment and the two would get in a back and forth friendly banter with Backa claiming, "You can't win with tens (referencing a previous hand that Eriquezzo played) so you got to mix it up and play the six four sometimes."

He's certainly mixing it up and if he continues to kick buttons like he has and play unpredictably, he will be a tough player to stop at this Final Table. 

Backa is now playing just under 1,100,000 and he and Raj Patel now control almost a third of the total chips in play.