Main Event

The Short Climb Back

Michael Boling

Michael Boling looked to be on his way out after getting down to 31,000 but has now come all the way back after three straight hands.

Hand 1:

Michael put his his last chips and two other players, Ramil Tandoc and Oliver Buquiran, came along for the ride.

Both players checked down the board of {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}.

When the cards were turned over, everybody could only laugh as Michael's {6-Hearts}{3-Spades} managed to beat out the {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} of Oliver and the {a-Spades}{4-Spades} of Ramil.

Hand 2:

Michael went all-in again for his stack of 101,000 and got a caller in Ramil Tandoc, the same player who crippled him earlier.

When the cards were turned over, it was Michael in the lead as he showed {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} against the {a-Spades}{2-Spades} of Ramil.

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Michael doubled up to 247,000.

Hand 3:

On the very next hand, Michael went all-in again for the third straight time. After taking a look at the 247,000 that Michael had put in, Ramil, the only other player left in the hand, thought the better of it and folded.

Michael is now up to about 315,000.

Tags: Michael BolingOliver BuquiranRamil Tandoc