On a flop, Rob Hollink called a bet of 425 from the player in the cutoff. On the turn, Hollink was the one to bet with his opponent calling. Both players checked the river and Hollink revealed for top pair that just had the cutoff’s nicked by two kicker notches.
Filippo Candio lost a small one here on his quest back to the November Nine.
A player in late position raised it up to 575 and got called from the cutoff, Candio on the button, and the big blind.
The flop came down The big blind checked, the late position player bet out 1,050, the cutoff folded, Candio called, and the big blind folded.
The turn was the the late position player bet 1,250 and Candio insta-called. The river came the and the late position player bet out 2,500. Candio was not so quick to act this time however and after a bit of tanking, he threw away the hand.
Last year's fourth place finisher is still very healthy with 29,000, but he's going to need some of that famous run-good if he wants to make another deep run this year.
With the board reading , a player in early position bet out 525. Mclean Karr raised to 1,050 from middle position and his opponent made the call. The fell on the turn and the early position player checked. Karr bet out 2,125 and his opponent once again made the call.
The came on the river and both players checked. The early position player tabled and Karr tossed his cards into the muck, taking a significant hit from his starting stack.
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The action began with the player on the button raising and Greg Raymer calling from the small blind. The big blind folded.
Raymer led out for a hefty 1,000 on the flop. His opponent raised to 2,000 and Raymer called.
Undeterred, Raymer led out for 3,000 on the turn and his opponent called. Both players opted to check on the river. Raymer's opponent revealed the for two pair, which was good enough to scoop the pot.
Raymer is down to 23,000.
After a flop of the small blind and another player checked over to Tatjana Pasalic who bet 500. The player on the button called and the other two players folded. The turn brought the and Pasalic bet 1,000 which the button again called. After the hit on the river, Pasalic opted to check-call a bet of 2,200 from her opponent.
Pasalic's two pair was good enough to win the pot and boost her stack up to 34,000.
First, on a flop, the cutoff check-raised a bet of 600 from John Cernuto on the button to 3,000. Cernuto made the call and on the turn, called a bet of 5,000 from the cutoff. Both players checked the on the river and the cutoff turned over for a pair of fives and a missed flush draw on the turn. Cernuto flipped up for top-top however to take down the pot.
Then, on a flop, Cernuto led out for 800 which got the cutoff to fold but the button called. Cernuto bet again for 950 on the turn and for 1,100 on the river with the button calling each time. Cernuto showed for a pair of kings which were good to win the pot when his opponent mucked.
We came to the table as Ari Engel was in a three way pot with the big blind and the hijack. The flop read , and the big blind checked to Engel, who bet an unknown amount. The hijack called, and the big blind raised it up to 1,550. Both players called, and the turn came the . The big blind bet out 2,500, and Engel was the only caller. Just before the was dealt on the river, the big blind bet 10,000. Engel went into the tank, and while he was thinking, a masseuse came over and being chatting with the big blind, who appeared to be very laid back and happy, saying "You have perfect timing!" Engel made the call, and his opponent showed . Engel mucked, dropping him all the way down to 4,000.
Four players, including Jude Ainsworth in the big blind, limped to see a flop come . It checked around to the player on the button who bet 600, Ainsworth called, as did the player sitting to Ainsworth's left.
The turn brought the and a bet of 1,100 from Ainsworth. The UTG player folded, then the button raised to 3,200. Ainsworth considered for about a half-minute, then reraised to 5,300. His opponent thought about a half-minute himself before making the call.
The river brought the and a quick check from Ainsworth. His opponent tossed out a single orange chip -- a bet of 5,000 -- and after a long bit of riffling Ainsworth let his hand go.
A bit of a hit to Ainsworth in the early going, but he still has just over 21,000 -- plenty of chips with which to make it better.
With the board reading and over 15,000 in the pot, Sebastian Ruthenberg stared down his opponent for roughly a minute and a half before checking. His opponent quickly checked back.
"King high," said Ruthenberg.
His opponent tabled for a flopped set of fives.
"Almost made a really huge mistake," said Ruthenberg with a laugh. Unfortunately for him, he's taken a hit early as he is now sitting with around 18,500 in chips.