Matty Levine has been making a move up the chip leader board of late and we were there to catch a recent hand that added to his stack. When we arrived at the table, Levine and Elior Cohen were both committing 39,000 preflop and the dealer was turning over a flop. Levine opted to check and then call a bet of 18,000 from Cohen as the dealer pulled out an on the river.
"How much do you have? Like 200K?" asked Levine.
"Wait a minute, i'll count," replied Cohen.
Eventually Levine decided he would be 38,000. Cohen didn't look too excited as he eventually folded and sent the pot to Levine.
Elio Cohen has locked himself at least a five-figure payday with how deep he has gone so far. Cohen is an Israeli citizen that is currently working as a body guard for an important Mexican businessman.
Cohen could only play one WSOP event and saved his money all year to play this event.
Matt Glantz asked him, "Why did you pick this one?"
Cohen replied, "Since I only had one event to play I might as well see some hands. It was worth it."
We hope to see Cohen change his mind now that he can afford couple more buy ins.
Frank Kassela just sprung out of his seat and approached a tournament director. He wanted to ask if they could go tell the folks over in Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz that he was still playing and that they should put a "post-it note" or something on his blinding down chips, in case they get moved.