Remember the broadcast of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event? Remember that hand between John Esposito and Ryan Lenaghan, where Lenaghan called an all-in bet with on a board? If you forget, Esposito held , and binked one of his many outs on the river when the spiked.
Well, Lenaghan and Esposito are seated together once again here in Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, and when we passed Table 28 a few minutes ago, we overheard the pair discussing the aforementioned hand.
And, just like the Main Event, Lenaghan has a sizable chip advantage over Esposito.
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George Lind III and Nick Schulman were very short stacked, and after a series of preflop raises, they were both all in. A third player, who had less than two small bets behind, called and a fourth player, who had them all covered, called as well. The dealer needed a moment to sort everything out, which made both Schulman and Lind III laugh.
"This suspense is killing me," Schulman joked.
Finally, the dealer fanned the flop , and the short-stacked opponent got the rest of his chips in the middle.
The turn and river came , respectively, and both Lind III and Schulman hit the rail.
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The cards are back in the air with two levels left to play this evening.
The players are on their final 20-minute break of the day.
The board was when we reached the table, and Jeffrey Lisandro tossed a bet out into about a 6,000-chip pot. John D'Agostino tanked for nearly half a minute before calling, and a third player tank-called as well.
"I have three aces," the third player announced, fanning .
D'Agostino showed as well, followed by a meaningless and . Lisandro sweated his cards one last time before finally letting them go.
Play stopped at Table 40 moments ago, because a player noticed that a card was marked. It was a deuce - one of the more important cards in Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. Players at the table then began sharing theories about a situation at another table in the Brasilia Room.
According to a player who identified himself as "Darren," Table 61, which is now broken, had to stop nine times earlier because of marked cards. To no surprise, the marked card was always a deuce. At one point, a floor person stayed at the table and examined all four cards from each player after they mucked. No one was caught to our knowledge, but the players at Table 40 are still talking about the issue.