PCA 2012: Augdal flattens Cajelais
Erik Cajelais is a big guy. Tattoos cover his arms and he usually sports an unhappy scowl that even in the very lightest of terms says 'don't talk to me'. I can't imagine it would be easy to knock him out, at the poker or off, but it's something Terje Augdal has just managed (at the table obviously).
I arrived to see Augdal stick 20,000 across the line from the cut-off into a Cajelais 10,000 small blind three-bet. The Canadian, who finished runner-up to Matt Glantz at the 2009 EPT London £20,000 High Roller and is not Vicky Coren's favourite person, didn't look like he wanted to back down. He grabbed his stack, wrung its neck and squeezed it into the middle. At a glance it could have been somewhere in the region of 80,000. This power play did not get the correct response, not as far as Cajelais was concerned anyway. Augdal quickly called.
The Norwegian tabled A♣Q♠ putting him some way ahead of Cajelais' light A♠6♥, until the flop dropped down 6♠A♥4♦. The Q♦ saw Cajelais quickly rise to his feet and he was striding away from the table as the 5♦ dropped. No-one said anything, you wouldn't. Cajelais didn't look happy and as he powered down the tournament floor towards the exit it was clear that people coming the other way were quickly moving to one side. Who can blame them? Augdal quietly raked in the chips up to 270,000, more than double the 105,000 average.