After a sluggish start, momentum is starting to gather as the players fall into their stride.
Many of the key hands in the previous level have revolved around Mike Glasser.
Here's his tale.
Glasser Hunts A Heart
Raising to $150,000 from middle position, Mike Glasser found Eric Beren moving in from the big blind for $530,000.
He squirmed in his seat fearing the worst, but ultimately felt he was getting a good price with his A♣ Q♥, calling only for Beren to turn over one of four hands he feared, the dominating A♠ K♠.
The flop fell 5♥ 3♥ 3♣, a relatively good one for Glasser, opening up some split and backdoor draw outs, and the A♥ on the turn opened up the distinct possibility of an outdraw.
Needing a heart to complete his flush, the river was red, but the 7♦ was not what he needed, leaving Beren to scoop up the $1,000,000 plus pot and crippling Glasser in the process, down to a mere $70,000 in chips.
Top Of The Glass!
Needing to move fast, Mike Glasser did so, shipping it in from early position and picking up two callers, Curtis Early and his previous nemesis Eric Beren.
Seeing a flop of J♥ T♥ T♠, Early bet out $300,000 into the dry pot, clearing Beren out and taking the pot heads up with Glasser.
He showed 9-9, only for Glasser to show the nut full house with J-J!
Drawing dead to running nines, Curtis missed, leaving Glasser to rake in a very handy triple up.
Glass Dismissed! (OUT - 8th)
Did You See That River?!?
Mike Glasser's rampaging recovery was brought crashing to a halt by Matt Wood.
Pushing his $300,000 stack into the middle from the button, Matt called from the big blind and the cards were on their backs...
Glasser: 9♠ 9♦
Wood: A♠ Q♣
The players strapped themselves in and went to the races and a J♠ 7♥ 4♦ was great for Glasser. With only two more cards to fade Wood's overs, the J♦ turn was safe and he looked like he might be on the verge of a quickfire recovery.
Wood's supporters burst into cheers however as the killer A♦ arrived to secure his victory on the river and Mike Glasser is eliminated in eight place, winning $85,394.
Here's how that has affected the current chip standings, courtesy of worldseriesofpoker.com
|David Woo||$2,100,000 |
|Curtis Early ||$1,200,000 |
|Thom Werthmann ||$1,800,000 |
|Eric Beren ||$890,000 |
|Matthew Wood ||$885,000 |
|Thandat Tran ||$845,000 |
|Habib Khanis ||$430,000 |
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