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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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Baxter Can't Get Opponent to Bite

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Billy Baxter, here chatting with WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla
Billy Baxter, here chatting with WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla

A player in middle position raised and got two callers from the blinds, including seven-time WSOP bracelet winner Billy Baxter in the big blind.

The flop came {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and it checked to the preflop raiser. He bet 1,200, and only Baxter stuck around. The turn brought the {K-Diamonds}, pairing the board. Baxter checked once more, and this time his opponent bet 2,100. Baxter quickly called.

The river brought the {10-Diamonds} and a quick check from Baxter. When his opponent checked behind, Baxter shook his head as if slightly frustrated, then turned over his hand -- {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}. He'd rivered a full house, and had hoped his opponent would bite. His opponent leaned over to see Baxter's cards, and he, too, appeared disappointed. He paused before showing his hand, then decided to do so -- {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}.

Baxter is at about 23,000, roughly the same place he's been chip-wise for the last couple of hours.

Tags: Billy Baxter

Dutch Passing Chips

[user196616]

We caught up with the action on a {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop with around 3,000 in the pot already. The hijack had a yellow and purple chip out in front of him for 1,500 but Dutch Boyd had 2,950 in front of him so we can assume that the hijack had bet less than the full 1,500 and Boyd had raised. In any case, the hijack re-raised to 9,500 total. Boyd took a bit of time, counted out his stack and rechecked his cards before he threw them in. The hand dropped him below the starting stack.

Dutch Boyd
Dutch Boyd
22,500 -8,500

Tags: Dutch Boyd

Ho-Hum...

OHairDJ

Maria Ho hasn't been able to get much rolling lately.

In a recent hand, Ho opened for 750 from under-the-gun and found one caller in the cutoff.

The flop came {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Ho c-bet for 600. His opponent raised to 1,600 and Ho called.

The turn brought a {2-Diamonds} and Ho checked, prompting a 3,300 bet from her opponent. Ho fell into the tank.

"I'll show if you fold," Ho's opponent offered. Ho tanked for a bit more, but landed on a fold. Her opponent revealed {J-}{J-} for an overpair.

Ho is down to 21,000.

Maria Ho
Maria Ho
21,000 -4,000

Tags: Maria Ho

Post Dinner Counts

tayke2

All of the players in the Orange section have had their dinner, and here's how some of their stacks are looking.

Raymond Rahme
Raymond Rahme
91,000 36,000
Josh Brikis
Josh Brikis
77,000 -13,000
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra
69,000 -7,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 64,000 -1,000
John Cernuto
John Cernuto
60,000 14,500
Kenny Nguyen
Kenny Nguyen
57,000 6,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 56,000 -7,500
John D'Agostino
John D'Agostino
51,000 17,000
Chris Bjorin
Chris Bjorin
41,000 5,000
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
40,000 -14,000
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us 40,000 16,000
Mickey Appleman
Mickey Appleman
39,000 14,000
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
ca 39,000 -12,800
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 37,000
Fatima Moreira De Melo
Fatima Moreira De Melo
37,000 2,000
Nam Le
Nam Le
35,000 -10,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 33,000 19,000
Sammy Farha
Sammy Farha
29,000 -4,000
Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink
28,000 -9,000
Tatjana Pasalic
Tatjana Pasalic
25,000 -2,400
Mel Judah
Mel Judah
25,000 -6,300
Jordan Rich
Jordan Rich
22,000 -3,000
Evelyn Ng us
Evelyn Ng
us 13,000 8,700
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 12,000 -4,500
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 8,000 500

Lex Gets Respect

[user196616]

A player in middle position opened to 700 and Sammy Farha called in the hijack. The cutoff called as well and it was then on Lex Veldhuis on the button. Usually the aggressor, Veldhuis popped it to 3,500 total on cue. The initial raiser folded and Farha said, “My chance to double up”. Veldhuis responded, “Ya, I’m good at that.” Farha laid his hand down though as did the cutoff as Veldhuis won the pot.

Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 63,500 10,500

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More Chip Counts

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Kai Chang
Kai Chang
70,000 7,000
TJ Cloutier
TJ Cloutier
43,000 5,000
Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz
35,000 1,500
Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad
33,000 -3,475
Vince Van Patten
Vince Van Patten
26,000 9,000
Lee Markholt
Lee Markholt
25,000 -900
24,000 1,000
23,500
Billy Baxter
Billy Baxter
18,000 -3,000
Len Ashby
Len Ashby
14,000 -2,000
Kevin Schaffel
Kevin Schaffel
9,000 -8,200

Brikis Turns A Boat

[user196676]

A player in middle position raised the action to 650 and Josh Brikis made the call from the cutoff. The small blind also decided to tag along and three saw the flop come {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. The small blind player checked and the preflop raiser continued out with a bet of 1,400. Brikis quickly made the call and the small blind decided to join once again.

The turn put two pair on the board, bringing the {6-Diamonds}. All three players checked the action and the {K-Hearts} rivered. Two checks went to Brikis who fired out 3,500. The small blind folded and the original raiser made the call. Josh Brikis flipped over {6-Spades}{5-Spades} causing the original bettor to shake his head and throw away his hand.

Josh Brikis
Josh Brikis
90,000 9,000

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Jackson Takes Down Big Pot, Probable Chip Lead

[user196664]

We just saw a huge pot get taken down by big stack Ronnie Jackson that gave him the likely chip lead of the day thus far.

A middle position player raised it up to 900 preflop and Jackson from the cutoff re-raised to 2,600. The button player called as did the middle position player.

The flop came down {8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{a-Spades} and the middle position player checked to Jackson who bet 7,000. Both players called and saw the turn {8-Clubs} Again the middle position player checked to Jackson who this time bet 15,000. The button folded and the middle position player tanked for a few minutes before finally making the all in call for his remaining 8,000.

Jackson showed {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for a full house and the middle position player shook his head and showed {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for two pair. He was drawing dead to an ace which did not come on the river and he hit the rail. Jackson scooped what was clearly not his first big pot of the day and is now up to 145,000 and atop the counts as far as we know.

145,000

Tags: Ronnie Jackson

Snow White and the Seven Hundred Poker Players

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
The man in red
The man in red

The Main Event provides an annual challenge to players to negotiate their way through thousands of opponents through a uniquely deep structure in order to make their fortune -- and, perhaps, a bit of fame as well. For some players, the Main Event also provides a challenge to prove themselves fashion-wise, too.

Among the 700 or so players still with chips, we're looking at room full of the usual baseball caps, sunglasses, hoodies, and cowboy hats. But there are few players standing out from the field as we pass through the tables. The one wearing a red velvet robe and red top hat has caught our eye more than once. As has the fellow donning an orange plastic crown and matching lei.

But the gentleman dressed as Snow White over in the Purple section is the current leader in terms of grabbing the most attention, if not chips.