Ladies and gentlemen, we have a blogger at the final table of the Poker News Cup.
Jordan Lamberg, aka JL514, goes into today's final table second in chips with 1,619,000. Prior to this tournament, his poker experience was largely confined to multi-tabling $25 NLHE online. A student at the University of Miami studying abroad in Melbourne, Jordan wrote only a few weeks ago about having $200 to his name to last him to the end of the semester. Now he's guaranteed at least $23,880 for his tournament finish. And if he wins? Well, what college loans?
Lamberg acquired the majority of that big stack by making a sick, sick call. Here's what I wrote about the hand on Poker News:
With the board reading on the turn, Con Angelakis moved all in for over 500,000 and Jordan Lamberg made the call. Lamberg turned up for a pair and a flush draw while Angelakis showed for king high. The river was the and Angelakis was eliminated, while Lamberg's stack shot up to 1,800,000. He's our new chip leader.
Jordan thought for a long time on that hand, and his bullshit detector must have been in overdrive to make that call.
The final table kicks off at 4 p.m. local time (GMT+9). That's 10 p.m. Sunday night on the west coast and 1 a.m. Monday morning on the east coast. Pauly and I will be doing hand-for hand coverage live on Poker News. Tune in and cheer on one of our own!