Sa Eventa Izdvajamo
On a board of , Trey Luxemburger was faced with a bet of 10,000 which he called as the completed the board on the river.
Luxemburger now had the action checked over to him and he opted to toss in a bet of 15,700 which forced his opponent out.
Luxemburger is now up to 176,000 in chips.
Jon "PearlJammer" Turner checked to an opponent on a board of . He bet 6,500, Turner called, and the river was the .
Turner checked again, the player bet 12,000, and Turner check-raised all in for 22,125. The player called, and Turner showed for a flush.
"That's so bad," the player said, showing for Broadway.
Turner doubled to 63,000 chips.
Every time we glance over at Sarkis Hakobian's stack it's increased a little. The Russian player, at Brandon Cantu's table, is on quite a run with 165,000 chips and he's in contention for the Day 1b chip lead.
For the last little bit we haven't seen any big pots with Hakobian, but all the small pots added up are making for his stack to be a huge one.
John Arne Riise raised to 1,000 from under the gun and found callers in the shape of Taylor Paur in the small blind and the player in the big blind.
On the flop, Paur and the big blind checked to Riise, who bet 1,150. Both of the blinds called and the peeled off on the turn. All three players checked the ace's arrival so the dealer placed the onto the river.
Paur, under the watchful eye of Riise, bet 3,975. The big blind gave up on the hand, as did Riise.
O’Dwyer was a little short on chips before the break but he is all smiles now and revealed a quick catch up and a pep talk from fellow Irishman Andy Black did the trick.
The break seems to have been good for Dennis Phillips too as he found a spot to three-bet shove with and get a player to put the rest of his chips in with . The board ran out and Phillips was back to a playable stack.
There are times where, while wandering through the different rooms at the Rio All-Suit Hotel & Casino during the Main Event, we bump into familiar faces that at rarely spotted at the World Series of Poker. This is the biggest, most prestigious poker tournament of the year, and even the player that no longer grind as frequently as they once did feel the need to come to Las Vegas, plop down 10 dimes, and battle it out for the ultimate poker crown.
We've just spotted one of those familiar faces; 2009 November Niner Kevin Schaffel.
Schaffel, who finished eighth in the 2009 Main Event for just over $1.3 million, hasn't cashed in a live poker tournament since the 2012 WSOP, but he's here looking to make another deep run. He nearly has three times the starting stack with 84,000, and is a favorite to bag an above average stack at the end of Day 1b.