Jake Cody’s opponent was showing two- sixes on fourth street, but opted to check-call a bet. Fifth street came, as he checked again, but beat Cody into the pot with his call.
“There’s no point wasting his time,” said Cody’s opponent, happy to check-call it down.
The same happened on sixth and seventh, before Cody tabled his down cards, having two-pair, which was good for the entire pot.
Jake Cody: /
Opponent: / /
Phil Hellmuth: / /
Seat 6: / /
We joined the action on fifth street where Phil Hellmuth led into his opponent in Seat 6 and was called. Hellmuth fired again on sixth and called when Seat 6 raised. Seat 6’s raise was enough to put him all in and
Once seventh was dealt, Hellmuth opened / for two pair jacks and nines, and beat the / (pair of kings) to send Seat 6 to the showers.
Seat 1: /
Mike Matusow: /
The player in Seat 1 led on third street and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow called. Matusow then called another bet on fourth street. Both players caught a king on fifth, Seat 1 led again, but folded when Matusow flicked in a raise.
Chris Tryba completed and was met with one call before Frank Kassela two-bet. Tryba three-bet and both players called before he bet out on fourth. Kassela raised, Tryba three-bet and Kassela was all in for 900 as the unknown player folded as both player's boards ran out as follows leading into seventh.
Opponent: / (folded on fourth)
With Kassela spiking his flush and taking one of Tryba's full house outs away, Tryba would flip and slam over his on seventh to make a bigger flush then Kassela. With Kassela drawing to the case , he would unfortunately only find the to end his tournament early as Tryba moved to 17,500 in chips.
We caught the action on fifth street, with Brian Rast showing a pair of eights, and putting out a bet. His opponents called before Rast bet out again. This time he faced a raise, which he and the other player in the hand called. On seventh, Rast and the next player checked, before they faced a raise, which they called.
Rast: / /
Player 1: / /
Player 2: / /
The tournament has grown slightly tougher with the late arrivals of Bertrand Grospellier and Todd Brunson.
Both players own a WSOP bracelet, Grospellier's coming in a Seven Card Stud event and Brunson's in a $2,500 Omaha Hi/Low.
Several players have waited till the very end of late registration to enter the tournament including Brian Rast, Alex Kostritsyn, Scott Clements and JJ Liu.
Here's a selection of counts from the left-hand side of the room.