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ClubWPT.com Level 4 Update
Level 5: 300-600, 75 ante
Not only is ClubWPT.com qualifier Alan Sasser still in the tournament, he is making his way up the chip counts. After starting Level 4 with just under 50,000 chips, Sasser has been on a tear and went into the last break of the day with 71,500.
Sasser told us he picked up a nice pot when he flopped aces up on an A-10-10 board, called bets from his opponent on the flop and turn and then got them to call a 3,000 chip bet on the river. Towards the end of the level, Sasser picked up an even bigger pot when he got it all-in against Christina Lindley holding a flush draw to her top pair. The flush got there to send Lindley to the rail and rake the enormous pot.
The other two ClubWPT.com qualifiers, Jesse Lopez and Dean Meyer, continued to hold steady during Level 4. Lopez is still below average with his 14,000 chip stack, but he picked up a pot on the last hand of the level thanks to some preflop aggression. A player raised to 2,050 from under the gun and action folded to Lopez, who moved all-in for an additional 10,200. The other player had a decision for his tournament life as well as he had only 10,500 chips behind his initial raise.
"A-K," he asked Lopez as he folded. Lopez nodded as he raked the pot and headed on break.
Dean Meyer and his talkative table continue to chat it up between the hands. During one pot, Meyer limped from the cutoff, the player in the small blind completed and the big blind checked his option. The flop came A-2-3 and the players in the blinds checked to Meyer, who bet out.
The other players quickly folded and the big blind joked, "If you don't show me an ace, I'll eat these chips." Meyer flipped up his pocket tens with a smile and asked the man if he would like some beer or a water to wash down those chips.
Meyer almost picked up a huge pot when a player raised to 1,100 from middle position and Meyer called from the small blind. The flop came 987 and Meyer led out for 1,000. His opponent raised to 5,000 total, leaving just over 5,000 behind. Meyer thought briefly before calling and bet out 5,000 when the T came on the turn. His opponent thought for a couple of minutes before moving all-in for 525 more with 8T for two pair. Meyer showed 66 for the straight to the ten and looked poised to pick up the big pot until the J fell on the river to put a straight on the board.
Meyer remains in good spirits despite the chopped pot and all three of the ClubWPT.com qualifiers are eager to play their way through one more level and make it on through to Day 2.
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07:31 PM, 11/05/09