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Event 24 - $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo

Chris Ferguson Switch-Hitting

Alternating between two events currently being played at the same time, Chris Ferguson just rejoined his table in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament.

He left his 7 Stud table with about 6,150 chips.

Only in Vegas

In the final seconds of the Cavs - Spurs game, all eyes were fixed on the TV. The scoreboard read 83-79, with 1.9 seconds left on the clock and the Cavs were about to inbound the ball from the opposite end of the court.

With virtually no shot at winning the game, they heaved a longball the length of the court to an unguarded Damon Jones, who drilled a 25-foot 3 pointer, bringing the Cavs to within 1 with no time left on the clock.

The second the ball swished through the hoop, a collective roar let loose throughout the Amazon Room, as players realized the meaningless three just beat the spread (according to Mickey Appleman, it was 3).

Ah... Vegas.

Mr. Cutter Living Up to His Name

John Cutter just eliminated poker author Mark Tenner from play, showing an ace high club flush for the high and a wheel for the low; not bad.

Tenner was one of just a handful of players eliminated early on day 1.

Monster Hand

Scotty Nguyen just took down a big pot with Q's and 5's.

Here are the players involved, along with their upcards:

Scotty Nguyen: {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Cindy Violette: {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Barney Boatman: {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{J-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Greg Raymer: {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

Raymer bet the river and was called by both Nguyen and Violette; Boatman folded. Scotty turned over his hole cards, revealing two pair (Q's and 5's). Violette and Raymer both mucked and Raymer shared some interesting information after the hand: "I misread my hand...I thought I had a low made with a flush draw."

The pot brought Scotty back into the green and he's currently sitting on 6,400 chips.

NBA Finals

There is a large flatscreen television sitting right next to the tournament area, tuned into game 4 of the NBA finals.

More eyes are peeled to the TV than they are to the poker tables.

Erick Lindgren and Phil Ivey are currently out of their seats watching the game. Someone made a comment to Erick, noticing his attention to the game and his response was, "I'm bored. You know I don't bet on sports. Why, is there something you want to bet?"

For those of you who are wondering, the score is: Cleveland, 66; San Antonio, 72, with 2:18 left in the 4th quarter.

Level 4

Ante: 25
Low Card: 25
Completion: 100
Limits: 100-200

Math Minds Collaborate

Some heavy duty math minds are gathered at table 31.

Chris Ferguson spent 13 years as a doctorate student studying Computer Science and is also a formidable expert on game theory.

Mickey Appleman earned an MBA in statistics and is one of the most recognizable figures in the world of sports handicapping.

Sherkhan Farnood is an extremely successful Afghani banker.

The trio were overheard discussing the odds of various Omaha Hi-Lo starting hands.

Ralph Perry Scoops with 4's

Ralph Perry just took down a nice pot with trip 4's; no one had a qualifying low hand.

He now has close to 9,000 chips.