Anton Makiievskyi opened for 2,000 and Maria Mayrinck defended her big blind. Just as the flop was being dealt Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger arrived at their table with his chips in a rack and took a seat to her right. Mayrink gave a cry-mock dismay and asked her friend, “Don’t you have another village to terrorize?”
Luckychewy replied that he was just there to spread the love as the dealer spread the flop of . Mayrinck check-folded to a bet, telling Makiievskyi that she played honestly and would only play back at him if she had something.
After eight hours of poker, there is no sign of Mayrinck slowing up on her determination to make her table the fun table. It would be unwise to bring a serious demeanor to table and Lichtenberger certainly won’t do that.
Picking up the action after the river of a board with about 40,000 in the middle, Nabih Zaczac bet effectively 45,000-ish. His opponent called all in after about 30 seconds and Zaczac tabled for a rivered set. His opponent shrugged and showed his defeated before making his exit.
Eric Cloutier is being very loquacious at one of the secondary feature tables where Ryan Riess is looking to defend his title. As our reporter came over to Riess to grab his chip count, Cloutier joked, "Why you talking to him? Who's that guy?" and then referenced his stack, which was the largest at the table at 225,000 in chips.
Riess laughed, and the dealer nodded over to the banner that hung about 50 yards away bearing Riess' winner photo from last year's Main Event.
"Oh, he's that guy," said Cloutier, a sly grin coming over his face.
We arrived in time to see a player three-bet ship all in over the top of a Jonathan Little open. The all in was for roughly 15,000 and Little plopped forward a call, only to find that he was dominated.
Little quickly came from behind, however, flopping two pair with . His opponent stood up from the table and he held his lead through the turn () and the river (). With this elimination, Little's stack now sits around 154,000.
Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson, who finished with the Day 1a chip lead, has just jumped up and over the 300,000-chip mark thanks to this recent pot.
After a player in early position opened with a min-raise to 2,000, Jacobson reraised to 6,500 from the cutoff position with a dead button at the table. Action folded back to the original raiser, he called, and the dealer fanned out the flop. After the first player checked, Jacobson bet 7,000. He was called.
The turn was the to pair the board, and both players checked to see the come out on the river. After the first player checked, Jacobson bet 20,000. His opponent wasted little time in making the call.
Jacobson tabled the for two pair, jacks and sevens, with a king kicker, and he won the pot.
We found Thomas Cannuli deep in the tank in a huge pot. The board had come , and Cannuli had 37,800 in front of him. His opponent on the button had the all in button, as well as 87,300 cut out. Cannuli tanked until Matt Affleck softly asked the dealer for the clock a few minutes after we arrived. About halfway through his final minute, Cannuli made his choice, announcing a call.
"You're an amazing player," the button said, flipping for a pair of threes.
Cannuli showed for a straight, and he dragged the massive pot, saying it was his opponents' reaction to something earlier in the hand that prompted the call.