Championship (Day 1B): Tristan Wade Finishes What Cord Garcia Starts

$2,500 Coco Poker Open Championship
Level 9: 400/800/100 Ante

Tristan Wade (Orlando, FL)
Tristan Wade (Orlando, FL)

The last check on Tristan Wade’s stack finds the Florida pro with nearly twice as many chips as he had just a few minutes ago. His near-double came courtesy of a big confrontation against former chip leader Neil Blumenfield, and Wade was kind enough to relay the details:

Cord Garcia opened to 2,300 under the gun, and Wade called in middle position. Blumenfield three-bet to 6,000 from the small blind, Garcia folded, and Wade called to go heads up.

The flop came Kh9d2c, and Blumenfield continued for 12,400. Wade called. The turn was the Ah, and Blumenfield checked. Wade bet 17,000, his opponent called, and the river brought the 3c. Blumenfield checked again, and Wade bet 50,000, leaving just over 10,000 chips behind.

After a soak in the tank, Blumenfield piped up. “I think you have nines, tens, or jacks,” he correctly surmised, eventually calling the river bet.

Wade tabled 9h9c to win with a set of nines, wrestling the pot and the chip lead away from Blumenfield in the process.

“I had the assist on that one,” Garcia finished Wade’s story with a smirk.

Tristan Wade – 188,000 (235 bb)
Neil Blumenfield – 120,000 (150 bb)