Nick Schulman has moved his way up the leaderboard nicely, and now has 165,000 in chips thanks to taking down two more pots against Jonathan Jaffe and John Racener.
On the first, Jaffe opened to 1,500 from the cutoff seat, and Schulman reraised to 3,900 from the button. Action folded back to Jaffe, he called, and the dealer spread the flop. Both players checked the flop, and then checked both the turn and the river was the board ran out with the and the . Jaffe announced that he had ace high, but that was no good against Schulman's .
On the next hand, Schulman opened with a raise from the cutoff seat to 1,400. Racener called on the button, and all of the others folded. The flop came down , and Schulman led for 1,250. Racener called. The turn was the , and Schulman slowed down with a check, but didn't go anywhere when Racener bet 2,600. He called, and the completed the board. Both players checked.
Schulman showed the , and Racener mucked his hand.
Philipp Gruissem was faced with an all-in bet of 12,125 on a flop of , and with a player behind him he chose to just call. That player folded, and the hands were tabled.
"That's a very fair fight," David Sands said at the sight of the two hands.
The turn was the , taking away the players' two-pair outs, and the on the river missed him completely. He was eliminated, while Gruissem is up to 77,000 chips.
The man known as "Philbort" just arrived in Las Vegas for the WSOP, and our own Remko Rinkema caught up with him during a break:
On the flop, Greg Merson, Jonathan Jaffe, and Nick Schulman were involved in action together. Merson was first and checked. Jaffe was next and bet 1,850, only to get raised to 4,200 by Schulman. Merson ducked out of the way with a fold, but Jaffe thought things over and then called.
The turn was the , and Jaffe checked. Schulman slid forward a bet of 7,200, and that prompted Jaffe to study.
"Can I see how many pinks you have?" asked Jaffe, to which Schulman responded by cutting out his stack of pink T5,000 chips which equaled 40,000.
Jaffe took a minute, then check-raised to 17,000, verbally announcing his raise. Schulman called.
The completed the board on the river, and Jaffe bet 28,000. With a stack of 47,775 total, Schulman moved all in, pushing his chips forward in towers with two hands and leaning back in his chair to take a sip from his coffee cup.
It was 19,725 more to Jaffe after he requested the dealer to cut out the additional raise, and he went into the tank. Eventually, Jaffe folded his hand, but not without requesting Schulman to show. Schulman looked at one card, then looked at the other, and showed only the .
"Did that card match up with anything on the board, Nick?" asked Merson from across the table.
Schulman smiled with a small chuckle as he raked in the pot.
Registration is closed for Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship, and the 264 entrants generated a total prize pool of $2,481,600. The top 30 finishers are all guaranteed a minimum of $17,793, each member of the six-handed official final table will pocket at least $91,670, and the winner will bank $670,041 along with the coveted gold bracelet.
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Nick Petrangelo check-called a bet of 1,000 from Erick Lindgren on the flop before seeing the land on the turn. Petrangelo check-called another bet of 1,000, and then the completed the board on the river. Petrangelo moved all in, and Lindgren quickly called off his last 9,000 or so with the for a straight. Petrangelo showed the for a weaker straight and sent the chips Lindgren's way.
From under the gun, Brock Parker raised to 1,200. David Williams three-bet from the next seat to 3,800, and then action folded to Stephen Chidwick in the big blind. Chidwick four-bet to 9,500, and both of his opponents folded.
Mustapha Kanit called an all-in shove from an opponent on a completed board of , committing 32,000 chips - a large percentage of his stack.
His opponent showed , and Kanit mucked.
About an orbit later, the Italian was busted with unknown action, unable to come up victorious today like Gli Azzuri.