|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
Just a short fifteen-minute break folks.
Hand #136: Moritz Kranich had the button and he raised to 125,000 and Brian Roberts made the call from the big blind. The flop was the and both players checked. The turn was the and Roberts once again checked and this time Kranich bet 155,000 and Roberts made the call. The river card was the and Roberts checked for a third time. Kranich counted out a bet and moved 245,000 across the line and Roberts called and we had a showdown.
Roberts took the final hand before the break with a pair of aces.
Hand #131: Moritz Kranich had the button. Elio Fox raised to 125,000 under the gun, and Brian Roberts three-bet to 270,000 from the big blind. Fox asked about how much he was playing (~2.6 million behind), then made the call to proceed. The dealer spread out a flop of , and Roberts checked it over. Fox checked it back. The turned, and Roberts checked again. Fox bet 275,000 now, and Roberts decided a check-raise was in order. He made it 690,000 total, and Fox folded rather quickly.
Hand #132: Chris Moorman had the button, Moritz Kranich raised to 125,000, and Elio Fox defended his big blind to proceed. The flop came , and Fox checked to the raiser. Kranich made it 155,000 to go, Roberts called, and the filled out the board. Kranich had to fire one more bullet, and 425,000 chips coaxed a fold from Roberts.
Hand #133: Unknown action.
Hand #134: Elio Fox had the button. Chris Moorman raised to 135,000. In the big blind, Dermot Blain reraised to 300,000 straight, and Moorman studied the situation carefully. He called eventually, and the flop came . Blain continued out with 450,000, and Moorman gulped as he watched him act. "How much did you start the hand with?" it sounded like he asked. After a couple more minutes, he made it 905,000 total, and Blain wasted no time folding.
Hand #135: Dermot Blain had the button. Brian Roberts opened with a raise to 120,000, Elio Fox and Dermot Blain called, and it came to Chris Moorman in the big blind. He squeezed in a reraise to 415,000, and Roberts folded his hand. Fox was thinking though, and he asked Moorman how much he was playing before making another raise. It was 830,000 total, folding Blain quickly out of the way and leaving the decision on the Brit. After some time, he folded.
That five-hand series took nearly 20 minutes.
Hand #126: Moritz Kranich had the button. Dermot Blain raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and Chris Moorman pumped it up to 325,000 from the small blind. Brian Roberts, who just won the Jack Effel most popular player at the table award, was in the big blind and he moved all-in and Blain and Moorman folded quicker than a 100m race between Superman and Carl Lewis.
Hand #127: Chris Moorman raised to 135,000 on the button and he won the 140,000 lying in the middle of the pot.
Hand #128: Brian Roberts had the button but it was Chris Moorman who once again opened up the betting action first. He was in the cutoff and he made it 135,000 but this time he had a contest on his hands as Dermot Blain made the call in the big blind. The flop was the and Blain checked to Moorman and he made a 170,000 c-bet and Blain folded to hand Moorman his second successive pot.
Hand #129: Elio Fox had the button but was not in the room to see the hand. Once again it was left to Chris Moorman to enter the pot first. He made it 125,000 from the hijack and won his third successive pot and another uncontested 140,000.
Hand #130: Dermot Blain had the button. Elio Fox raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and Blain three-bet to 310,000. Action back onto the wiley young Fox and he folded his hand.
Hand #121: Moritz Kranich had the button and Elio Fox raised to 125,000. Brian Roberts reraised all in from the big blind. Fox folded and Roberts won the pot.
Hand #122: Chris Moorman had the button. Dermot Blain raised to 125,000 from under the gun. Everyone folded and he won the pot.
Hand #123: Brian Roberts had the button. Chris Moorman opened from the cutoff seat to 135,000 and play folded to Elio Fox in the small blind. He studied for a few moments and then reraised to 390,000. Action moved back to Moorman and he folded.
Hand #124: Elio Fox held the button. Chris Moorman opened to 135,000. Everyone folded and he won the pot.
Hand #125: Dermot Blain had the button. Play folded to Moritz Kranich in the small blind and he called. Chris Moorman checked in the big blind to see the flop come down . Kranitz bet 75,000 and Moorman raised to 185,000. Kranich called.
The turn brought the . Kranich checked and Moorman checked behind. That brought the on the river, which paired the board. Kranich checked and Moorman checked. Kranich tabled the for three kings and he won the pot.
Hand #114: Dermot Blain had the button, and there was just one big blind. Chris Moorman raised, and Elio Fox made the call to see a flop. It came , and Moorman checked. Fox took his cue to stab at the pot with 150,000, and Moorman didn't waste any time folding.
Hand #115: There was a dead button behind Dermot Blain, and Elio Fox raised to 120,000. Chris Moorman defended his big blind, and the flop brought for the two men. Moorman checked, Fox checked it back, and the paired the board on fourth street. When Moorman checked again, Fox took his cue to make the delayed continuation bet of 165,000, and one again, Moorman quickly folded.
Hand #116: Moritz Kranich had the button, and Brian Roberts took a walk in the big blind.
Hand #117: Chris Moorman had the button, and he opened the pot to 135,000. Roberts announced a reraise, and he doubled the bet to 270,000 total. Moorman peeked out of the corner of his eye, but once again, he could not get into this pot. He folded again.
Hand #118: Brian Roberts had the button. In the cutoff, Chris Moorman raised to 135,000, and they finally let him have a pot in this sequence.
Hand #119: Elio Fox had the button. Under the gun, Chris Moorman made his open to 135,000 again, and the action froze on Fox. He's got a great thinking pose, and he considered for a bit before reraising to 310,000. Moorman could not call.
Hand #120: Dermot Blain had the button. When the table folded around to the blinds, Moritz Kranich shoved all in for about 1.2 million total. In the big, Chris Moorman squeezed out a favorable and made the call, and Kranich's was in a bad spot. The at-risk player missed the flop, but the turn gave him a few extra outs to the win. He was looking for an eight or a king to find the unlikely double, and the river fit those criteria rather nicely. Moorman was forced to pay off a debt of 1.175 million, and Kranich is back in the game!
Hand #112: Brian Roberts had the button. Moritz Kranich raised to 125,000 and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #113: Elio Fox raised to 120,000 on the button and Dermot Blain moved all-in from the small blind. Shawn Buchanan was seated in the big blind and he also moved all-in and Fox folded. We had a showdown and Buchanan was the man at risk.
Buchanan was still ahead but Blain had flopped the absolute world.
Just one more card for Buchanan to fade.
Blain hits his card and the unofficial WSOPE Player of Year Shawn Buchanan was eliminated.