6/9/2011 1:46:57 AM PST
Klein Doesn't Scare Easily
Eddie Blumenthal made it 195,000 to go from the button and his opponent, Geffrey Klein, called from the big blind to go to a flop. The dealer ran his hand across the middle of the table and spread the . Klein led right out for 250,000. Blumenthal fought back with a raise to 570,000, but that wasn't enough to scare Klein. He moved all in. Blumenthal folded and dropped back to 2.4 million in chips. Klein increased to 6.24 million.
6/9/2011 1:42:16 AM PST
Another for Klein
Geffrey Klein limped the button yet again. Eddie Blumenthal checked his option and the dealer spread the flop. Blumenthal checked and Klein bet 110,000. The action ceased there as Blumenthal mucked his hand.
6/9/2011 1:40:39 AM PST
First Few Hands
From the button, Geffrey Klein limped in. Eddie Blumenthal raised to 240,000 and won the pot.
On the next hand, Blumenthal raised to 200,000 from the button. Klein made it 695,000 from the big blind and won the pot.
On the third hand, Klein limped the button and Blumenthal checked his option to see the first flop since being back from break. It came and Blumenthal checked. Klein bet 110,000 and won the pot.
6/9/2011 1:31:30 AM PST
The cards are back in the air!
6/9/2011 1:31:11 AM PST
Level 29 started
6/9/2011 1:14:32 AM PST
Updated Chip Counts
|Geffrey Klein||5,060,000||-480,000 |
|Eddie Blumenthal||3,580,000||480,000 |
6/9/2011 1:13:41 AM PST
Grab a Coffee ...
... because the players are now on a 25-minute break. This will be the last break of the day before we either officially call it a night or crown a champion. Safe to say that for everyone involved, they're hoping for the latter!
6/9/2011 1:12:39 AM PST
Score One for Blumenthal
Eddie Blumenthal has scored a crucial pot off Geffrey Klein with only minutes to go until the final break of the night.
Klein completed from the button and Blumenthal checked his option from the big blind before check-calling Klein's bet of 75,000 on the flop of .
Blumenthal then did the same after Klein's bet of 150,000 on the turn of the and again after Klein opened for 250,000 on the river , tabling for a pair, which was good enough to scoop the pot, much to the delight of all his fans on the rail.
6/9/2011 1:10:43 AM PST
No End in Sight?
With the chip counts evening out once again, there's no way of knowing whether or not this tournament will end tonight - at least we can say that the next break isn't too far away!
Earlier, Eddie Blumenthal raised to 155,000 from the button and Geffrey Klein called before check-folding to Blumenthal's bet of 140,000 after the flop of . Two hands later, another limped pot saw them go into a flop of ; Blumenthal checked to Klein who opened for 75,000, only to fold after Blumenthal check-raised to 180,000.
Klein was able to recuperate those chips though moments later. Blumenthal raised from the button to 155,000 and Klein called before he led out for 75,000 after the flop of . Blumenthal raised to 210,000, but folded after Klein came back with a reraise worth 450,000.
|Geffrey Klein||5,540,000||-130,000 |
|Eddie Blumenthal||3,100,000||130,000 |
6/9/2011 1:03:14 AM PST
Two More Boards
The chips keep swinging back and forth between Eddie Blumenthal and Geffrey Klein, but when you've got a bracelet on the line, you'd expect long, arduous battles like this. At least we've been able to catch two more full hands for you.
Earlier, Klein completed from the small blind and Blumenthal checked his option from the big blind to go heads-up to a flop of , which both players checked. Blumenthal then check-called Klein's bets of 75,000 on the turn of the and of 150,000 on the river before showing down , which was good enough to take the pot down.
A few minutes later, Blumenthal completed from the small blind and Klein checked his option from the big blind before check-calling Blumenthal's bet of 75,000 on the flop of . Both players then checked the on turn before Klein check-called Blumenthal's bet of 100,000 on the river of the .
Klein showed for two pair and the win. Grinders gonna grind.
6/9/2011 12:46:07 AM PST
Not to be outdone by Eddie Blumenthal, Geffrey Klein has proved that he can win three pots in a row too!
Klein completed from the button and Blumenthal checked from the big blind before both players checked the flop of . Blumenthal then check-folded to Klein after his bet of 75,000 on the turn of the .
In the very next hand, Blumenthal raised to 155,000 and Klein called before opening for 100,000 after the flop of . Blumenthal folded and straight after that, he checked his option in the big blind after Klein completed from the button to see another flop that read .
Blumenthal checked, Klein bet 75,000 and Blumenthal sent his hand into the muck.
6/9/2011 12:36:17 AM PST
Back to the Grind
Despite all his hard luck, Eddie Blumenthal has composed himself and is back to work chipping away at Geffrey Klein's stack as this heads-up battle continues.
Klein completed from the button and Blumenthal checked from the big blind before check-calling Klein's bet of 100,000 after the flop of . Both players then checked the turn of the before Blumenthal led out for 150,000 on the river of the . Klein was having none of it and kicked his hand into the muck.
In the next hand, Blumenthal raised to 155,000 from the button and Klein called, only to check-fold after Blumenthal led out for 160,000 after the flop of . The button switched back to Klein and this time he elected to complete from the button, only to see Blumenthal raise to 160,000 from the big blind.
Klein called, but then folded after Blumenthal fired out 155,000 on the flop of . Looks like we're burning the midnight oil tonight!
6/9/2011 12:27:12 AM PST
Klein Snatches Back the Lead!
Eddie Blumenthal just can't seem to catch a break, because despite all that hard work, Geffrey Klein has managed to double up again to take back the chip lead!
Klein raised to 170,000 from the button, but Blumenthal reraised to 500,000 straight from the big blind. Klein came back with a four-bet of 1.1 million, Blumenthal shoved and Klein snap-called.
"Queen one time!" yelled a railbird from the rail. No dice - instead, Klein hit his pair on the flop of . The turn of the changed nothing and the repeat on the river improved Klein to two pair. Blumenthal stormed away from the table, cursing under his breath and shaking his head, perhaps wondering why in H-E-double-hockey-sticks are the poker gods are being so unkind right now.
|Geffrey Klein||5,900,000||2,800,000 |
|Eddie Blumenthal||2,740,000||-2,800,000 |
6/9/2011 12:18:23 AM PST
Blumenthal's Back on Track
Eddie Blumenthal is beginning to chip away at Geffrey Klein and has now increased his chip lead as we tick over into the new level.
Just before the blinds went up, Blumenthal raised to 125,000 from the button; Klein called and then led out for 75,000 after the flop of . Blumenthal called, then led out for 100,000 after Klein checked the turn of the . Klein sent his cards into the muck.
|Eddie Blumenthal||5,540,000||840,000 |
|Geffrey Klein||3,100,000||-800,000 |
6/9/2011 12:12:42 AM PST
Level 28 started
6/9/2011 12:12:32 AM PST
Back & Forth We Go!
As we approach the end of this level, it appears that Eddie Blumenthal has taken back the chip lead, but Geffrey Klein is not that far behind.
Earlier, Geffrey Klein completed from the button and Eric Blumenthal checked from the big blind before both players checked the flop of . Blumenthal then led out for 65,000 on the turn of the , only to fold after Klein raised to 300,000.
A short time later Blumenthal min-raised to 100,000 from the button and Klein called before check-calling Blumenthal's bet of 140,000. Klein then check-called again after Blumenthal's bet of 300,000 on the before both players checked the river . Klein tabled but was outkicked by Blumenthal's .
|Eddie Blumenthal||4,700,000||1,000,000 |
|Geffrey Klein||3,900,000||-1,000,000 |
6/9/2011 12:02:27 AM PST
A Full Board!
It's been a while, but we've finally seen another full board in this WSOP Event #10 heads-up battle!
Geffrey Klein completed from the button and Eddie Blumenthal checked his option from the big blind to see a flop of before check-calling Klein's bet of 75,000. Both players then checked the turn of the before Blumenthal check-called Klein's bet of 200,000 on the river of .
Blumenthal showed for two pair and Klein sent his hand into the muck.
6/8/2011 11:58:29 PM PST
More Chips to Blumenthal
Eddie Blumenthal has shown that he is going nowhere and is prepared to grind this one out, having taken another couple of pots off Geffrey Klein.
Klein limped in from the button and Blumenthal checked his option from the big blind to see a flop of ; Blumenthal led out for 50,000 and Klein called before both players checked down the turn of the and the river . Blumenthal showed down and his two pair was good for that pot.
Then in the next hand, Blumenthal limped in from the button and Klein checked from the big blind before the dealer spread the flop of . Klein checked and Bumenthal led out for 60,000, but Klein check-raised to 200,000. Blumenthal flat-called, so it was off to the turn of the of the .
Klein checked, Blumenthal fired out 235,000 and Klein mucked his hand.
It may be slow in terms of the action, but we can safely say that the railbirds are clearly enjoying the call of the cards from maestro MC and tournament supervisor Bob Smith, who has given Klein the nickname "Doc", owing to the fact that the Texas native is a practicing gynecologist!
6/8/2011 11:45:59 PM PST
Blumenthal Pulls Back
Geffrey Klein limped in from the button and Eddie Blumenthal checked in the big blind. The flop came down paired with the and Blumenthal checked. Klein bet 50,000 and Blumenthal called.
The hit the turn and Blumenthal check-called 100,000 from Klein to see the fall on the river. Blumenthal checked and Klein bet 500,000. Blumenthal made the call and Klein said he was playing the board. Blumenthal showed the and won the pot.
6/8/2011 11:43:58 PM PST
Klein Increases Lead
From the button, Eddie Blumenthal raised to 145,000. Geffrey Klein three-bet from the big blind to win the pot.