There isn't a break but play has been suspended shortly in order to race off the grey 100 chips. There are still three more levels of play left in the day.
"You have somewhere to go baby, because I have nowhere to go," Scotty Nguyen just said to his opponent who put in three bets pre flop with just 3,000 chips left behind.
The flop brought out and Nguyen called his opponents all in.
"I don't have anything baby," Nguyen said as he tabled . His opponent showed and had a very similar hand.
The turn was the pairing both players, but giving Nguyen his second pair. The river was the and Nguyen said goodbye to his opponent.
"I have have nowhere to go baby," he added once more as the dealer scooped up the cards and Nguyen stacked his chips. Nguyen is here for the long run and his stacks is just above the average.
A short-stacked Dave Rogers was all in and at risk with against the of Shannon Shorr.
The board ran out as neither player paired but Shorr's ace-queen high with the nut low scooped the pot.
The average stack is 60,952 or 12 big bets. They money will be reached when we get down to 27 and all remaining will get at least $10,348. When the money is reached the average stack will be 142,222 chips.
Michael "Boonie" Kleist wasn't in good shape when we came back from dinner, but he just won a pot for his tournament life against well known mixed game specialist Michael Chow.
We caught the action on the turn with the board showing and Kleist bet 5,000 after which Chow made sure he still had chips behind. There was already another short stack all in and after Chow called we saw the on the river.
Kleist got his last chips in and Chow called after which we got to see their cards. Kleist showed for the nut low and a full house while Chow tabled . He had trips with an ace kicker and also a good low, but Kleist had him on both occasions.
The all in player mucked and left the tournament while Kleist is back up to 50,000 chips. Chow is in serious trouble now as he has just a couple of big bets left.
|Michael "Boonie" Kleist||50,000||25,000|
We caught the very end of the hand, but the last of Humberto Brenes' chips are in the posession of Mike Wattel.
The board read and Wattel tabled for the nut flush with a 6-5 low. Brenes couldn't beat it, ending his tournament.
We caught Jimmy Fricke getting his chips into the middle of a board.
Once he was all in, Fricke said, "I have a such a big hand, but you're probably ahead."
Fricke tabled for two flush draws, the nut low draw and top pair. His opponent tabled for the same top pair and managed a chop when the river didn't improve any of Fricke's draws or make a low.
We caught a small pot between John Juanda en Jean-Robert Bellande and noticed that both were still in very good shape. James Dempsey was also in the mix and he folded which left him behind with just a couple of big bets.
The board read when we showed up and saw that Bellande bet 5,000 and after Dempsey had folded Juanda put in the call. The river was the and Juanda lead out for 5,000. Bellande called and Juanda scooped with .
Bellande seemed a bit flustered, but he has nothing to worry about just yet with a stack around 60,000 chips.
Action folded to Elie Doft in middle position and he put in a raise. Robert Ferdinand (AKA Bobby the Bus) re-raised in the cutoff, action folded back to Doft who called, and a flop hit the board.
Doft led out, Ferdinand called, and the hit the turn. Doft fired again, just about covering Ferdinand's remaining stack. After about 30 seconds, Ferdinand opted to fold and save his last big bet.