Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Barter Calls, Collects from Viswanathan

Shamus • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
David Barter

At the break over on the secondary feature table we were able to update counts on all players. Over the course of the first level, David Barter had become the table's leader, moving up to 1.898 million, with Stefan Huber also moving up to 1.316 million. Meanwhile, Manoj Viswanathan slipped to 1.27 million by the first break.

Just now we saw Viswanathan trying to recover some of that lost ground versus Barter. A four-bet preflop from Viswanathan got Barter to step aside in one hand. But in another, Viswanathan ran into some more resistance from Barter.

Barter had raised before the flop from middle position, and Viswanathan defended his big blind. Viswanathan check-called a bet on the {J-Spades}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, then both checked the {6-Clubs} turn.

The river brought the {Q-Clubs} and a bet of 150,000 from Viswanathan. Barter instantly called. Viswanathan showed {4-}{2-} for air, while Barter had {Q-}{10-} for trip queens.

Again, we're reporting from some distance here, but it appears that Barter has around the 2 million-chip mark at the moment, while Viswanathan has about 1.2 million.

Tagovi: David BarterManoj Viswanathan