Level 2: 100/100 (100)
The Day 1a field has already blossomed to 155 entries with 148 players in their seats a little more than midway through Level 2. Demos Demosthenous is one of the players off to a hot start after the following hand.
Marco Basta opened for 400 from early position and was called by Dario Barone from the cutoff before Rotem Sahar raised to 1,600 from the small blind. Demos Demosthenous cold-called from the big blind as did both Barone and Sahar for four players to see the 5♦J♠7♠ flop.
Sahar fired out for 1,800 and was called by Demosthenous before Basta jacked it up to 6,100. Barone and Sahar folded before Demosthenous called.
Both players checked after the 2♦ turn before Demosthenous led out for 9,100 on the 3♠ river. Basta tanked for a moment or two before he opted to call. Demosthenous turned over the 7♣7♥ for a set to win the hand against Basta who turned over his A♦J♥ for the top pair. Basta was short on chips after the hand and dusted the rest of his stack off shortly after.
Demos Demosthenous – 60,000
Marco Basta – 0