WSOP $1k- Too Good To Pass Up
Level 11 started, and not long afterwards hand for hand was declared. Within ten minutes of hand for hand play the tournament director announced, "Congratulations players, you are in the money!"
There was cheering, there was dancing, there were sighs of relief. For those players who have been hanging on to their short stacks, this was a victory in itself.
Raise, Check, Fold
Preflop the player in middle position opened, and Tony Dunst raised 4,100 on top. After a lot of contemplating, middle position made the call.
The flop came T♣ J♦ 9♣. Both players checked. The 5♣ came on the turn, and middle position made it 9,000 to call. Dunst didn't take long to fold his hand.
Now that players are in the money, play has loosened up a bit. Short stacks are shipping it with any two cards. Since they are in the money, they really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Arnaud Mattern called an all in with pocket queens. His opponent held K♠ 7♠. The board ran very dry for the all in player, and Mattern extended his chip lead over his table. He is now sitting at over 80,000.
Too Good To Pass Up
There are about 290 players left in this event, and only a handful of big name pros are still left in this field. However, we noticed that the $2,500 Six Handed No-Limit Hold'em event has some very stacked tables.
We would love to continue to give you coverage of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event, but if we had the choice to cover the $1,000 or cover Phil Ivey, we choose to cover Ivey. We will still be updating this event on our news page, so if you are interested in what is going on check updates here.
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