Rob Perelman began today with a short stack, and things didn't get better for him during the first 45 minutes or so. He then saw Dmitry Kataev, sitting to his right, make a standard raise, and Perelman just called, leaving himself but 4,000 left. "Advanced strategy," he cracked with a grin.
It folded around and the flop came . Kataev put out 4,000 chips. "5,000 is the minimum bet," quipped Perelman, and the table laughed as he set out his last chips to call.
Kataev had and Perelman . The turn brought the , pairing Perelman but giving Kataev a straight, and after the river, Perelman had been eliminated. He congratulated the others, then standing delivered one more good line before leaving.