Dangerous Terrain for Small(ish) Pairs

Dan Olin
No luck with Eights: Dan Olin

In level 5 with a big blind of 400 several players are slowly approaching dangerous terrain. One of them was Dan Olin who had a bit more than 10k (one third of his starting stack) left. With 8 8 he opened from middle position and got two callers. The 5 4 2 flop looked innocent enough and he fired a pot sized bet with his overpair. Only one of his opponents, Ismo Kero, called the bet. With a J on the turn Olin fired once more. This time he put his remaining stack in. Ismo quickly called and turned over Q Q for the better pair. The river bricked and Olin immediately bought into the super satellite to try and win another main event ticket.