The 2012 Sands Bethlehem DeepStack Extravaganza Main Event kicked off on Friday with Day 1a and after Day 1b on Saturday, there were 188 entries. Only 16 players made it to Monday’s Day 3, the day a champion would emerge. When the dust settled, Chris Klodnicki was the last man standing, outlasting the field for a $135,000 payday.
Final Table Results
Klodnicki began the day with the chip lead and immediately added to it by eliminating Denis Gnidash in 16th place. In a battle of the blinds, Gnidash got his chips into the middle with
From there, Klodnicki hit a bump in the road as Joseph Tracy won a few pots off him. Shortly thereafter, Ian Searing got it in with
When the final table was reached, Klodnicki was back atop the chip counts. He scored the first final-table elimination when a short-stacked Michael Schoultz got it in with
The rest of the table went to work as William Tonking took down Timothy Chang in seventh place. Chang jammed on the button for about 20 big blinds with
Tracy fell next, making a move against Edward Pham. After Tracy four-bet preflop, Pham called to see an
Klodnicki was hardly quite during those eliminations, as he had been the table aggressor throughout the final table. He min-raised a healthy portion of the pots played, but stayed out of harms way when it came to the constant three-bets he faced. With Pham now firmly entrenched as the chip leader, Klodnicki took a page from his book and flopped top set with aces. With the blinds and antes at the 10,000/20,000/3,000 level, Klodnicki opened to 40,000 on the button. A call from Pham out of the small blind led to an
Now with the blinds and antes at the 12,000/24,000/3,000 level, Klodnicki raised to 50,000 on the button. Richard Allen three-bet to 135,000 from the big blind before Klodnicki four-bet to 275,000. Allen five-bet jammed with a slightly larger stack and Klodnicki called immediately with
Heads-up play began with Klodnicki holding a slight 1.2:1 chip lead over Pham, but the two had a discussion where it appeared terms were agreed on. That led to Pham shoving on the first hand and mucking his hand after Klodnicki called with
Congratulations to Chris Klodnicki, who added yet another score to his impressive and growing list of results.