Main Event - The End Is Nigh!
We have reached the end of the day and less than 500 players remain still nursing their hopes of glory and of course that juicy $9,000,000 first prize.
Here's what's been going down in this exciting period.
Kara Scott has seen her $300,000 have a big bite taken out of it.
She saw a raise in front of her and looking down at A-Q, she re-raised only to find the initial raiser shoving on her for the rest of his $100,000 stack.
Committed to call now but not loving it, she made the call only for her opponent to showdown the bullets. A $200,000 pot was in the offing but Kara was highly unlikely to take it down and no bad beat was on the cards as a non-threatening board transpired to double up her opponent.
Disappointed, but still in the mix with $200,000 Kara took the dent to her stack well and looks focused and ready to rebuild after that rather costly setback.
All In The Timing
Jeremiah Smith's table was recently broken, forcing Smith to load up his million plus chip stack into a variety of trays in order to move.
Some wag from the watching poker media thought this would be an opportune moment to crack a funny, yelling out "Hold up Jeremiah! The van's on its way!"
Sadly, his attempt at humour fell on stony ground, everyone turning their heads to look at the embarrassed member of the press as he quietly skulked off to work on his stand up material.
After his small, embarrassing moment in the spotlight, the rail turned their attention back to the increasingly popular Smith, watching on as a member of staff assisted him in moving his bulky stack to its new location.
Empire Falls! Rousso Routed
Vanessa Rousso calls an opponent's all-in for all but her last $8k holding a pocket pair of sevens and is in good against an opponent holding A-6. Yeah, but the board comes 10-5-4-3-2 and her rival hits runner-runner to make a straight and cripple the PokerStars pro.
A few hands later, Rousso gets all-in to the good again, this time with A-J against an opponent with Q-4. It's all gravy until Fourth Street, when the dealer flips up a queen. Rousso can't recover and is rendered eliminato.
Thor Hansen gets all-in on a 6-4-2 flop and turns up pocket nines. He gets called. His opponent has pocket aces. The turn is a brick. The river is a brick. Hansen is eliminated. The end.
Bill Gazes gets all-in preflop holding pocket tens and is called by an opponent holding the pocket aces. The board comes J-7-3-4-3 and Gazes can't force the two-outer. He's thus eliminated and joins the madhouse in the payout room as he awaits that paper.
Limp If You Like
A very rare limped pot just played out at Evelyn Ng’s table. While most pots have been of the raise-and-take-it or open-shove variety throughout this last level no less than five people limped into Ng’s big blind.
She checked her option and joined all five limpers in checking the K♥ K♣ 3♦ flop. They all checked the 10♦ turn as well, but when one unknown fired away after the 6♦ river came down, Evelyn was the sole caller of the $12k bet.
The unknown was in no hurry to show his hand and after Evelyn showed 10♠ 4♠ for two pair he mucked allowing her to add the pot to her $300k stack.
|Jeremiah Smith ||$1,200,000 |
|Mark Ketteringham ||$912,000|
|Dag Martin Mikkelsen ||$885,000 |
|Sarkis Akopyan ||$850,000 |
|Alex Kostritsyn||$840,000 |
|Robert Georato ||$759,000 |
|Andrew Brokos ||$750,000 |
|Sigurd Eskeland ||$750,000 |
|Alberto Font ||$748,000 |
|Karle Wilson ||$712,000 |
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