|Blinds||120,000 / 240,000|
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke moved all in from the cutoff, Chance "bingshui" Kornuth called from the big blind.
Stroke had the vs the
The flop sent Kornuth further ahead as it came the . The turn was the and the river the to eliminate Stroke.
Action folded to Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell in the small blind and she moved all in to put the pressure on Matthew "martycohen" Weiss, whoc called off for 373,764 from the big.
Matthew "martycohen" Weiss:
Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell:
The board ran out and Bicknell flushed Weiss in 17th place.
Taylor "ReadyGambo" Black raised to 68,000 from the button. Samantha "femme_fatale" Lake jammed all in for 824,275 from the small blind and was called.
Lake saw the bad news as it was the vs the .
She was rooting for clubs as the board came the to completely whiff and eliminate her in 18th place.
The final 19 players are now on a brief five-minute break.
Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell raised to 56,000 from the cutoff, Landon "ActionDealer" Tice called from the big blind. The flop came the . Bicknell bet 45,000 and was called.
The turn was the , Bicknell bet 53,333 and was called again. The river came the . Bicknell jammed and Tice called for his 246,487 behind.
Bicknell had the while Tice had the to give Tice the double.
Shortly afterwards Tice eliminated Mike "Mkspresident" Shin when his pocket queens held up against the pocket tens after a queen came on the flop to make the ten on the turn useless.
Nikhil "momndad" Gera moved all in for 377,002 from early position and William "swaggyb" Corvino three-bet jammed over the top from middle position, which prompted all the other remaining players to fold.
Nikhil "momndad" Gera:
William "swaggyb" Corvino:
The flop gave Gera a gutshot straight draw but neither the turn nor river completed it.
With that, Corvino eliminated Gera in 25th place for $3,875.
At the 2012 World Series of Poker, a shiny new product received its public unveiling. Players and fans the world over were introduced to a program with revolutionary potential. It could track the chip ebbs and flows of every player in a tournament while also serving as the back end operating system to run said tournament. It promised the ability to change the way poker tournaments were followed, with players and fans interacting at the stroke of a few keys.
That product was ChipTic. And it proved to be a colossal failure.
This is the two-part oral history of ChipTic, from those who experienced it first-hand and witnessed that failure — three former employees, two members of WSOP staff, and two poker media members who watched it implode.