James Douglas Scoops Carol Fuchs
Friday, June 2, 2017 6:24 PM PDT
James Douglas limped into the pot and was followed by two other players. Carol Fuchs checked her big blind. The flop came and action checked to the button. He bet and Fuchs and Douglas both called.
The turn was the and all three players checked. The river was the and Fuchs led out. Douglas called and the button folded. Fuchs showed but it was no good. Douglas turned up for a straight and better low and he scooped the pot.
|James Douglas||79,000||22,400 |
|Carol Fuchs||58,000||-22,000 |
Alex Ferrari Doubles Through Rich Sklar
Friday, June 2, 2017 5:57 PM PDT
Ken Aldridge raised from middle position. Rich Sklar then reraised from the cutoff before Alex Ferrari three-bet from the big blind. Aldridge folded. Sklar called.
The flop fell and Ferrari bet. Sklar called.
The dropped on the turn and Ferrari moved all in for his last 4,000. Sklar called.
The completed the board and Ferrari scooped the pot with an ace-deuce low and a pair of eights for the high hand.
|Alex Ferrari||44,000||2,000 |
|Rich Sklar||5,000||-23,000 |
Updated Counts From Around the Field
Friday, June 2, 2017 5:47 PM PDT
|James Chen||205,000||55,000 |
|Tuan Le||158,000||46,000 |
|Rex Clinkscales||125,000||15,000 |
|James Woods||85,000||-15,800 |
|Paul Tedeschi||81,000||15,000 |
|Carol Fuchs||80,000||47,600 |
|Valentin Vornicu||75,000||44,000 |
|Shirley Rosario||52,500||2,500 |
|Ben Ludlow||45,000||-13,000 |
|Richard Bai||45,000||-14,900 |
|David Levi||13,500||-12,100 |
Kevin Gerhart Doubles Through Steve Lustig
Friday, June 2, 2017 5:42 PM PDT
Daniel Weinman raised from middle position. Kevin Gerhart moved all in for his remaining 5,000 from the small blind and Steve Lustig completed the call from the big blind.
The flop came and Lustig bet. Weinman called.
The turn brought the . Lustig bet and Weinman mucked.
Both players were guaranteed half the pot until the completed the board. Gerhart took down the pot with his three-six low and flush winning the high.
|Kevin Gerhart||15,000||-3,900 |
Let's Go On a Break
Friday, June 2, 2017 5:17 PM PDT
The remaining players are on another 15-minute break.
While you wait, check out the incredible field at the One Drop!
Defending Champ Benny Glaser Left With Short Stack; Eliminated Shortly After
Friday, June 2, 2017 5:13 PM PDT
Scott Fitzhugh raised from under the gun. Action folded around to Benny Glaser in the big blind who called. The flop came and Glaser checked to Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh bet. Glaser raised. Fitzhugh reraised. Glaser raised once more, enough to put Fitzhugh all in. Fitzhugh called and the two turned up their hands.
"Wow, you have all my outs too," Glaser said.
The turn and the river were the and and that gave Fitzhugh the scoop. Glaser was left with an extremely short stack after the hand and was eliminated from the tournament shortly after.
|Benny Glaser||0||-37,000 |
Abdel Hamid Bubbles Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:59 PM PDT
"Why'd I do that?" asked Abdel Hamid regrettably after he had already moved all in and had lost on the first hand of hand-for-hand play.
He stood there waiting as the remaining tables completed their hand. No one else was eliminated and Hamid made his way to the exit.
Another player on the table recalled that Hamid moved all in for his remaining 1,600 with and was unsuccessful in doubling up.
A relief for the remaining players who guaranteed themselves $2,253 for their efforts.
|Abdel Hamid||0||0 |
"Putt Putt" Makes it Through a Couple All-Ins
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:58 PM PDT
Brendan Taylor found himself with a short stack going into the bubble but has survived several all-ins to stay alive.
"Let's go, putt putt!" a player at Taylor's table chanted as he moved all in again.
From under the gun, Taylor moved all in for 900. He was called in three spots by Humberto Brenes, James Douglas, and Paul Sokoloff.
The flop came down and Action check to Sokoloff who bet. Everyone else folded and the two headed to a showdown.
The board completed with and the and Taylor was able to quadruple his 900 into 3,600.
The next hand, Taylor moved all in from the big blind and found himself all in against Paul Sokoloff and Richard Sklar.
Sklar and Sokoloff checked down to the river with the board showing . On the river, Sokoloff bet and Sklar called. Sokoloff showed for a pair of sixes and the low, but Sklar showed for a pair of aces. Those two chopped the side pot. Taylor then showed his to take his half of the main pot with the nut straight, allowing him to survive for another round.
Taylor is still laughing and smiling despite being in the danger zone here on the bubble.
Gary Vick Rising
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:42 PM PDT
Gary Vick raised from the hijack before Christopher Carey reraised from the big blind. Vick called.
The flop came and Carey bet. VIck called.
The dropped on the turn and Carey bet. Vick then raised. Carey called.
The completed the board and Carey check-called a final bet.
Vick then flipped over his for the nut flush and the winning hand.
|Gary Vick||122,000||119,000 |
|Christopher Carey||72,000||-18,000 |
Gwen Herrick Triples on the Bubble to Survive
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:39 PM PDT
With just three bustouts to go until the money, Gwen Herrick was forced all from the small blind. Chris Carey raised from the cutoff and everyone else folded, bringing the two heads up to a showdown.
The board ran out , giving Herrick a straight to more than triple-up and survive.
|Christopher Carey||60,000||29,800 |
|Gwen Herrick||4,000||-23,900 |
Mike Sexton's New Role
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:33 PM PDT
Valentin Vornicu Can't Get Value
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:16 PM PDT
On a flop of , Valentin Vornicu called a bet from Paul Tedeschi. The turn was the and Vornicu checked to Tedeschi who bet. Vornicu called. The river was the and Vornicu checked to Tedeschi. Tedeschi followed up with a check behind.
"Oh man," Vornicu said. "I should've value bet." He turned over for a straight and the nut low.
Tedeschi leaned back in his chair and checked his cards. After counting to see if he also had a qualifying low, he pitched his hand into the muck, awarding the pot to Vornicu.
|Paul Tedeschi||66,000||11,000 |
|Valentin Vornicu||31,000||13,900 |
Rich Sklar Takes Out Leonard St. Germain
Friday, June 2, 2017 4:08 PM PDT
Rich Sklar raised from middle position before Humberto Brenes reraised from the cutoff. Leonard St. Germain was in the big blind and called all in for his tournament life. Sklar called.
The flop came and Sklar bet out. Brenes lifted up his cards and shook his head before mucking his hand.
Sklar then flipped over his which had the lead against St. Germain's .
The board then ran out and to see Sklar scoop the pot, sending St. Germain to the rail.
|Humberto Brenes||67,000||18,900 |
|Rich Sklar||28,000||10,600 |
|Leonard St. Germain||0||0 |
James Woods Wins Round One Against Ben Ludlow
Friday, June 2, 2017 3:56 PM PDT
Ben Ludlow opened from middle position. Action folded around to James Woods in the small blind and he raised. Action folded back to Ludlow and he called the bet.
The flop came and Woods led out with a bet. Ludlow called.
The turn was the and again Woods led out. Ludlow called again.
On the river, Woods led for a third time. Ludlow went into the tank and thought for a few seconds before calling. Woods turned up for a straight and the nut low and that was enough to elicit a muck from Ludlow.
"Either way, that pot couldn't have gone to a nicer guy," Woods said, consoling Ludlow after the hand. "I'll tell you why I did that later."
|James Woods||87,000||-7,100 |
|Ben Ludlow||58,000||-30,000 |
Lars Gronning Scoops James Chen
Friday, June 2, 2017 3:45 PM PDT
James Chen raised from middle position and was called by Lars Gronning in the big blind.
The flop came and Gronning checked. Chen bet. Gronning raised. Chen called.
The dropped on the turn and Gronning bet out. Chen called.
Another bet followed from Gronning as the completed the board. Chen called and watched as Gronning tabled , which was enough to scoop the pot as his hand flew into the muck.
|James Chen||195,000||35,000 |
Prop Betting with Benny Glaser and Paul Tedeschi
Friday, June 2, 2017 3:32 PM PDT
After some recent controversy over a ruling at their table, Benny Glaser and Paul Tedeschi engaged in some friendly prop betting with Benjamin Tang.
The trio was arguing if a player moves all in for less than the bet, whether or not they can only call the bet, or if they are able to complete. Tang wanted to bet that if a player moves all in for less than the bet, if the bet is less than half of the bet, that players can only call the all in. Glaser and Tedeschi both took the side that a player should be allowed to complete to the full bet amount.
"I'm willing to bet $100 that you can only call," Tang said.
"I'll take that bet," Glaser said.
"OK, but I want the ruling to be from a different floor, to confirm," Tang said.
"Wait, can I bet too?" Paul Tedeschi chimed in. "I want to bet too."
The three settled on terms of a $200 bet. The floor on duty confirmed that Tedeschi and Glaser were on the winning side of the bet, but Tang wanted to wait for further ruling.
Friday, June 2, 2017 3:00 PM PDT
The remaining players are on their first 15-minute break of the day.
Anthony Farrell Survives
Friday, June 2, 2017 2:47 PM PDT
Anthony Farrell committed his remaining 3,700 preflop and was up against Bruce Yamron.
The board ran out to see Farrell take down the high hand with trip sevens and take half of the low with his ace-eight.
|Bruce Yamron||9,000||-52,100 |
|Anthony Farrell||6,200||-22,900 |
Updated Chip Counts From the Field
Friday, June 2, 2017 2:47 PM PDT
|James Chen||160,000||67,600 |
|Tuan Le||112,000||33,000 |
|Rex Clinkscales||110,000||13,800 |
|Ben Ludlow||88,000||88,000 |
|Paul Tedeschi||55,000||8,000 |
|John Monnette||53,000||25,700 |
|Aaron Steury||49,000||-15,100 |
|James Woods||42,500||4,500 |
|Benny Glaser||37,000||17,600 |
|Brandon Shack-Harris||16,000||-30,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||12,000||-3,000 |
|Men Nguyen||7,000||-3,000 |
Notable Bustouts From the First Two Levels of Play
Friday, June 2, 2017 2:32 PM PDT