Alex Clark is certainly a fun player to watch – his VPIP is off the charts and he is a danger man every time he enters a pot – prepared to put the pressure on and commit large chunks of his stack if he spies an opportunity to pick up a pot.
He has picked up a lot of chips – most recently off Jari-Pekka Rattya, raising the river of a J-6-6-9-6 board, called by Rattya with pocket tens – only to get the bad news Clarke had J-Q.
Next up Jason Poelman saw Clark open to 53,000 and took a stand, re-popping him to 125,000. Clark has shown a propensity to defend his opens though and did so again – making it 603,000 – committing Poelman if he called.
He looked ruffled – and eventually decided now was not the time to draw a line in the sand, folding his hand – Clarke back up to 1,400,000 and Poelman down to around 1,000,000…